The Man Who Loved Children Test | 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. How does the narrator characterize Sam Pollit's relationship with his children?

2. Where does Beulah live?

3. How does the narrator characterize the relationship between Henny and her friend?

4. What is Togoha House?

5. What have Henny and Hazel Moore been arguing over?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news does Jo bring when she comes?

2. Describe Josephine Pollit's arrival at Tohoga House.

3. Describe Sam and Henny's conversation at the end of Chapter 4.

4. What is Louie's relationship with Beulah?

5. What does Henny complain about to Bert Anderson?

6. How is Louie treated in the Pollit household?

7. What does Henny find when she arrives at Monocacy?

8. What does Bert Anderson tell Henny?

9. Describe Sam's relation to Naden.

10. How does the narrator characterize Sam's world view?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Evaluate your own reading of 'The Man Who Loved Children'. Did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.

Essay Topic 2

The Pollits have problems inside and outside of the house. How are these two spheres related? Are the problems in one related to the problems in the other? Do they mirror, echo, follow each other? What strategies do the Pollits have for solving these problems? Do their solutions apply from one sphere to the other?

Essay Topic 3

To what extent is 'The Man Who Loved Children' a woman's book? What markers are there to say that this is written from a female author's perspective and this perspective is different from what a man's perspective might be?

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