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. Why was Pat asked to sit at the Big Table in "A Patriotic Short"?

2. In "A Patriotic Short," whose house is next to Pat's house?

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

4. In "A Patriotic Short," where did the president attend a party?

5. Whom does Pat end up consoling at the end of "Mightier Than the Sword"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In "Two Old-Timers," what does Pat point out about Phil's acting days?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Irony is a theme that runs throughout "Pat Hobby's Secret" in the form of some of the characters' actions and the situations in which they find themselves. How is the theme of irony reflected in this story? Cite at least two specific examples of how irony is reflected in the story. Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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