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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. What did Louie's mother say about Sam when she was dying?
2. Where has Henny been when she comes home?
3. What does Louie do when Henny is in her special place?
4. What makes Sam a hero to his department?
5. How do Henny, Hassie, and Old Ellen characterize Barry?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Henny's stay at Hassie's house.
2. What does Bert Anderson tell Henny?
3. Describe Henny's second visit to Bert Anderson.
4. What happens when Sam reads Louie's poetry?
5. Describe the trip to Washington D.C. to buy shoes for the children.
6. What does Henny complain about to Bert Anderson?
7. How does Henny characterize the difference between herself and Sam?
8. Describe the children's reaction to the marlin Sam brings home.
9. What happens after Sam gets the anonymous letter?
10. What does Henny say about the news Jo brings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Where is the climax of this book? Are there different climaxes? What questions does each climax resolve? What questions does each climax leave unanswered?
Essay Topic 3
Would you recommend 'The Man Who Loved Children'? For what purposes would you recommend 'The Man Who Loved Children', and to what kinds of readers would you not recommend it? What book would you recommend that would cover the same material or provide the same emotional experience in a different way?
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