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. Who attends to Pat when he wakes up in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

2. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," who got the last set of tickets available?

3. Why does Pat leave before being paid in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?

4. In "Mightier Than the Sword," the producer's idea for a script is about __________.

5. In "No Harm Trying," who has a brilliant idea for a movie?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

5. In "On the Trail of Pat Hobby," what job does Pat find for the day?

6. In "A Patriotic Short," why does Pat become nostalgic?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

A prominent theme in The Pat Hobby Stories is the politics of Hollywood, and that theme is especially dominant in "Pat Hobby's Preview." How is the theme of Hollywood politics reflected in the story? How does Pat suffer under Hollywood politics? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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