The Man Who Loved Children Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Henny stay away from Spa House?

2. What does Sam propose to Bonnie?

3. How does the narrator characterize the house Sam finds?

4. How does Henny leave her argument with Bert Anderson?

5. How does Bert Anderson disappoint Henny?

Essay Topics

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

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

Throughout the novel, Louie's character reveals aspects of other characters, in their meanness or friendliness to her. How does Louie's murdering Henny change how characters see her?

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