The House of God Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon seeing a specific act in the show he attends with Berry, what does Roy begin to do?

2. Why did Roy really go to see the Fat Man in chapter 23?

3. Where does Chuck decide he is going next year?

4. What does the Fat man's extract supposedly do?

5. Berry says Roy is hypomanic, identifying with his aggressor. To whom is she referring?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Roy ask the Runt about Angel? Why can't the Runt completely answer the question?

2. Why exactly does Chuck get in trouble in chapter 21?

3. Why does Roy start to dislike the Fat Man? What does Berry think?

4. Why can't they ever get rid of the one gomer Harry the Horse?

5. What is a Blue Blazer, and what happens when Roy calls one up?

6. What started happening around Passover and what was Roy's idea to stop it? Does it work?

7. When Roy finds out that Molly is seeing another intern named Howie, what kind of hypothetical situation does he conjure up in his mind?

8. What is Roy's clever response to the question posed by 789: "how come you're always going to sleep, and I"m always staying awake?"

9. When Roy goes to find the Fat Man outside of the hospital, why does he realize that he had never let him see his house before?

10. What does the new extract the Fat Man created, and what is its one side effect?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Roy is steered in the direction of considering psychiatry instead the continuation of medical school. His father admits he always was good figuring out people. Come up with at least three instances where Roy displayed character traits which are in line with those of psychiatry. Explain in detail how these traits would help him in the field.

Essay Topic 2

Roy and Berry's relationship seems to be more complicated than most couples'. Explain how they help one another and what roles they play in each other's lives.

Essay Topic 3

The Fat Man teaches his interns that most of the time doing nothing to their patients is better than trying to save their lives. Often when a doctor does tests and gives medication, other ailments result and the patients are worse off then when they arrived. Jo and Dr. Leggo disagree with this mentality and believe that everything should be done to try to save someone's life. Explore both viewpoints and pinpoint what morals each one exemplifies.

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