The Pat Hobby Stories 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. In "No Harm Trying," who brings Pat a message?

2. What causes Pat to recall his past in "A Patriotic Short"?

3. Who attends to Pat when he wakes up in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

4. What does the young woman want from "Pat in Fun in an Artist's Studio"?

5. In "Fun in an Artist's Studio," where does Pat meet a young female?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what has caused Pat to lose respect since movies have changed?

2. In "No Harm Trying," whom does Pat bring together and for what purpose?

3. What happens during the shooting of the scene in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

4. In "A Patriotic Short," what does a swimming pool represent?

5. What results in Pat's job opportunity in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?

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

7. In "A Patriotic Short," why does Pat become nostalgic?

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

9. In "Two Old-Timers," what does Pat point out about Phil's acting days?

10. In "Two Old-Timers," how does seeing Phil make Pat feel better about himself?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

In "A Patriotic Short," Pat reminisces about the things he used to have as a successful writer and the status symbols that were associated with his success. How are status symbols reflected in the story? Name some status symbols in the story and their importance. 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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