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

2. For what is a producer in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby" desperate?

3. What happens to the male star of the film in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

4. Where does Pat ask someone for money in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe what faults Pat finds in the actress, call boy, and director in "No Harm Trying."

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

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," what is ironic in regards to Pat's reaction to his being forgotten in the ditch?

8. Why does Wainwright give Pat the tickets?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A common theme in The Pat Hobby Stories is irony, and that is no different in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit." How is Pat's reaction in the story ironic? How does Pat's reaction reflect his personality? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 2

One theme that plays out throughout The Pat Hobby Stories is unluckiness, and it is a prominent theme in "A Man in the Way." How is the theme of unluckiness reflected in the story? How is Pat affected by the theme of unluckiness? Cite two specific examples of how Pat is affected by the theme of unluckiness. Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 3

In "A Patriotic Short," Pat reminisces about the past. How do themes of the past present themselves in the story? Name two specific examples of how the themes of the past present themselves in the story. Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

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