Mid-Book 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. Where is Henny's special place?
2. What is Henny's mother doing when Henny arrives at Monocacy?
3. What do Henny and Old Ellen talk about?
4. What does Sam say he would like to create?
5. Where does Beulah live?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Louie do at Beulah's house?
2. How has the relationship between Sam and Henny changed by the time of Cathleen's eighteenth birthday?
3. Describe Sam's relation to Naden.
4. How does Henny die?
5. What might be being foreshadowed in Chapters 3 and 4?
6. What is Sam's relationship with Colonel Willets?
7. Describe the atmosphere at the celebration for Sam's homecoming.
8. How does the narrator characterize Sam's world view?
9. How do the Pollits end up in Spa House?
10. What leads up to Henny's death?
Essay Topic 1
How does 'The Man Who Loved Children' raise our expectations throughout the novel and then dash them with the ending? Is the ending of 'The Man Who Loved Children' a total surprise? If so, what is the expected ending? Reading the novel closely, describe how our expectations are built and shaped.
Essay Topic 2
What stories does this story echo? How does this story resolve differently from Snow White? What makes 'The Man Who Loved Children' unique in its presentation of the familiar story of a girl who doesn't get along with her step-mother?
Essay Topic 3
When he is working in Malaysia, Sam tells his Naden clerk not to address him formally, but to view him as an equal. How does Sam's democratic impulse fare in the book? Is it an advantage or a disadvantage--not only to the characters' lives, but to the reader's experience? Is it a positive trait?
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