Mid-Book 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. Why does Gooddorf refuse to bend to Pat's demands in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish"?
2. What executive does Pat go see in the beginning of "A Man in the Way"?
3. How is the condition for Pat's gift broken in "Pat Hobby, Putative Father"?
4. Who does Pat recruit to steal the script in "Teamed with Genius"?
5. What tone is set by the events at the end of "A Man in the Way"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is revealed about the man who tries to sit at the Big Table in "Boil Some Water--Lots of It"?
2. What happens when Pat steals the hat in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?
3. In "Pat Hobby, Putative Father," who is Pat's son? Describe his origins.
4. In "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles," what shows Pat's desperation, and why is he desperate?
5. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," how does Pat get himself into trouble?
6. In "No Harm Trying," why does Pat's idea fail?
7. Why does Wainwright give Pat the tickets?
8. In "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles," how does Pat get a loan from Jeff?
9. Describe the character of Pat in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish."
10. Why does Pat end up begging for tickets to the preview in "Pat Hobby's Preview," and why is this significant?
Essay Topic 1
In "No Harm Trying," the story is built up in such a way that one thinks they will know the ending, but it ends up being a surprise. However, it reflects many themes from the collection of stories. What happens in the conclusion? What themes are reflected in the conclusion, and how are they reflected? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
Essay Topic 2
"Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish" carries a theme of kinship between two people who feel similarly unsympathetic feelings toward Gooddorf for different reasons. How do Pat and Helen bond? What are their feelings about Gooddorf, and how does this create a connection between the two of them? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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