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

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

3. What does Pat want in the beginning of "Pat Hobby's Preview"?

4. In "No Harm Trying," why can't Pat use the brilliant movie idea?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In "Fun in an Artist's Studio," how does the artist try to get the look of desperation in Pat's face?

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

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

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

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

7. In "No Harm Trying," why does Pat's idea fail?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

In "Pat Hobby's Preview," Pat meets an attractive young woman, and he asks her out. How is the theme of romance reflected in the story? How is Pat's romance tested in the story? 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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