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. How much is Pat offered to help a producer with a task in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?

2. What does the historical figure that Pat is writing about do in "A Patriotic Short"?

3. Why is the studio eager to help Pat's wife in "No Harm Trying"?

4. What historical figure is Pat writing about in "A Patriotic Short"?

5. Who has bought a movie he can't make in "No Harm Trying"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Fun in an Artist's Studio," what does being asked to sit for an artist cause Pat to feel?

2. Why does Wainwright give Pat the tickets?

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

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

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

6. Describe Pat's experience with the President in "A Patriotic Short."

7. In "A Patriotic Short," what was Pat's life like in the past as a popular writer?

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

9. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what does the co-writer's demand that Pat's name be taken off the credits indicate?

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

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

The story "No Harm Trying" is a good example of how things are not always as they seem. How are things much different than they appear in the story? Name three specific examples of how things are not as they originally appear in the story. Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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