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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 say Henny's moods change?
2. What is Louie's reaction when Sam reads her poetry?
3. What does Sam say to excuse Henny's behavior when she beats Ernie for no reason?
4. What do Louie's siblings taunt her about?
5. What news comes at the end of the celebration at Tohoga House?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Louie's experience in a new school.
2. How has the relationship between Sam and Henny changed by the time of Cathleen's eighteenth birthday?
3. What leads up to Henny's death?
4. Describe the children's reaction to the marlin Sam brings home.
5. What does Sam do on account of Jo's news?
6. Describe the reading of David Collyer's will.
7. Why doesn't Sam let Louie go when she says she wants to leave?
8. Describe Saul Pilgrim's visit in June.
9. How does Sam react when Louie tells him that she killed Henny?
10. How is Henny replaced?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
What is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence? Describe an element that ought to have been covered, and explain why it would have made the book stronger.
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