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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 "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," why does Pat appear in all the scenes?
2. When does someone notice that Pat was caught in a scene in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?
3. When was Pat asked to sit at the Big Table in "A Patriotic Short"?
4. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," whom does Pat ask for a loan?
5. Why does the studio hire Pat in "No Harm Trying"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Pat's experience with the President in "A Patriotic Short."
2. In "A Patriotic Short," what does a swimming pool represent?
3. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," what is ironic in regards to Pat's reaction to his being forgotten in the ditch?
4. Why does Wainwright give Pat the tickets?
5. In "No Harm Trying," what results from Pat's efforts to create a movie?
6. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what has caused Pat to lose respect since movies have changed?
7. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what does the co-writer's demand that Pat's name be taken off the credits indicate?
8. In "Two Old-Timers," what does Pat point out about Phil's acting days?
9. What happens when Pat steals the hat in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?
10. What results in Pat's job opportunity in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pat used to be an important person at the studio. He was successful and popular, but that has changed. How has Pat's career transformed throughout the years? What is his role as a writer now, and how does his current role affect his judgment? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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