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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 Pat get the visitors onto the set of a film in "Pat Hobby, Putative Father"?
2. Whom does Pat hit at lunch in "Boil Some Water--Lots of It"?
3. What does Pat change in the script in "Teamed with Genius"?
4. What is Berners' likely reaction to the truth at the end of "A Man in the Way"?
5. How much is Pat offered for a weekly salary in "Pat Hobby's Secret"?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles," what shows Pat's desperation, and why is he desperate?
2. In "A Man in the Way," how does Berners react to finding out the truth about Pat?
3. How is Pat's lack of influence in Hollywood displayed in "The Homes of the Stars"?
4. In "Teamed With Genius," what does everyone else predict about Pat, and how do they anticipate his actions?
5. In "Pat Hobby's Secret," how does Pat get the ending to the story from Woll?
6. How is Pat's lie revealed in "A Man in the Way"?
7. In "The Homes of the Stars," what kind of scam does Pat run?
8. In "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles," how does Pat get a loan from Jeff?
9. How does "Boil Some Water--Lots of It" touch on the theme of respect?
10. In "Boil Some Water--Lots of It," how does Pat try to fix the situation regarding the man trying to sit at the Big Table?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "Pat Hobby's Preview," Pat meets an attractive young woman, and he asks her out. How is the theme of romance reflected in the story? How is Pat's romance tested in the story? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
Essay Topic 2
In "A Man in the Way," Pat shows his darker side. Describe the transformation of Pat's character throughout the story. What instigates his transformation? Does Pat's transformation aid or deter him? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
Essay Topic 3
In "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles," Pat experiences different feelings because of Orson Welles. Whom does Pat blame for his problems, and why? How is Pat responsible for his own problems? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
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