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. Where does Pat meet a young woman in "Pat Hobby's Preview"?

2. Why has the actress in "No Harm Trying" not worked?

3. Why has the director in "No Harm Trying" not worked in months?

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

5. When does someone notice that Pat was caught in a scene in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pat end up begging for tickets to the preview in "Pat Hobby's Preview," and why is this significant?

2. Why does the staff forget about Pat, even though he passes out in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

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

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

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

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

7. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," how does Pat get himself into trouble?

8. In "Mightier Than the Sword," how does Pat get a job?

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

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'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 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

"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.

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