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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 historical figure is Pat writing about in "A Patriotic Short"?
2. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what does the secretary give Pat?
3. In "Two Old-Timers," whom does Pat run into?
4. Where does Pat steal an item from in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?
5. What color is the item that Pat steals in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "Fun in an Artist's Studio," how does the artist try to get the look of desperation in Pat's face?
2. In "No Harm Trying," whom does Pat bring together and for what purpose?
3. Describe what faults Pat finds in the actress, call boy, and director in "No Harm Trying."
4. What happens during the shooting of the scene in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?
5. In "No Harm Trying," why does Pat's idea fail?
6. In "On the Trail of Pat Hobby," what job does Pat find for the day?
7. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," how does Pat get himself into trouble?
8. In "Mightier Than the Sword," why does Pat's script go unused?
9. What results in Pat's job opportunity in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?
10. Why does Pat steal a hat in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"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 2
In "Boil Some Water--Lots of It," Pat shows another side of himself when he tries to uphold the protocol of the commissary. How is the theme of respect reflected in this story? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
Essay Topic 3
Irony is a theme that runs throughout "Pat Hobby's Secret" in the form of some of the characters' actions and the situations in which they find themselves. How is the theme of irony reflected in this story? Cite at least two specific examples of how irony is reflected in the story. Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
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