The Man Who Loved Children Test | Final 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. What does Josephine Pollit carry on about?

2. Who is Cathleen?

3. Now that we have read the ending, the book's title 'The Man Who Loved Children' could be seen __________.

4. What does the narrator say is clear has happened since Henny left Tohoga House?

5. What news does Josephine Pollit tell?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Saul Pilgrim's visit in June.

2. How does Sam react when Louie tells him that she killed Henny?

3. Describe Henny's stay at Hassie's house.

4. What news does Jo bring to the house?

5. What is it that upsets Sam during his homecoming celebration?

6. Why doesn't Sam let Louie go when she says she wants to leave?

7. How is Henny replaced?

8. How does Sam react to the birth of a new baby?

9. Describe Louie's experience in a new school.

10. How do things come to a head with Colonel Willets and Sam?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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