The Pat Hobby Stories Test | 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. What does Pat do at the end of "The Homes of the Stars"?

2. In "A Man in the Way," from where does the young woman get her idea?

3. What kind of brochures does the man in "The Homes of the Stars" sell?

4. What happens to Pat's gift in "Pat Hobby, Putative Father"?

5. What does Pat try to do to secure a better position in the studio in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Pat directs the chauffeur to Shirley Temple's house in "The Homes of the Stars"?

2. In "Fun in an Artist's Studio," how does the artist try to get the look of desperation in Pat's face?

3. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," what is ironic in regards to Pat's reaction to his being forgotten in the ditch?

4. In "No Harm Trying," what results from Pat's efforts to create a movie?

5. In "Mightier Than the Sword," why does Pat's script go unused?

6. In "On the Trail of Pat Hobby," what job does Pat find for the day?

7. How does Pat react to Rene Wilcox in "Teamed With Genius"?

8. What happens when Pat steals the hat in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?

9. What hints are given in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish" that indicate Pat's alcohol problem?

10. Describe the character of Pat in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish."

Essay Topics

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 "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish," Pat finds out a secret and attempts blackmail in order to get a better job. Describe the situation in which Pat tries to blackmail someone. How is the theme of desperation reflected in this story? Cite a few examples of how the theme of desperation is reflected in the story. Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 3

In "Pat Hobby, Putative Father," Pat has never really known his son, who comes to visit the studio. Describe Pat and his son's relationship. How do Pat and his son view each other? How do their views affect the way they interact? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

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