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

2. How did a movie help the arresting cop in "Two Old-Timers"?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," what is ironic in regards to Pat's reaction to his being forgotten in the ditch?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what does the co-writer's demand that Pat's name be taken off the credits indicate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Teamed With Genius," Pat's personality is reflected prominently in the story. Describe Pat's personality. How do Pat's actions reflect his personality in the story? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 2

In "No Harm Trying," the story is built up in such a way that one thinks they will know the ending, but it ends up being a surprise. However, it reflects many themes from the collection of stories. What happens in the conclusion? What themes are reflected in the conclusion, and how are they reflected? Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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