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 "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," what is supposed to happen to Pat's character?

2. In "No Harm Trying," what does Pat try to pitch to the studio executive?

3. Whom does Pat invite to the preview in "Pat Hobby's Preview"?

4. In "On the Trail of Pat Hobby," what is Pat's suggestion to the producer?

5. Where does Pat steal an item from in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Wainwright give Pat the tickets?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In "A Patriotic Short," Pat reminisces about the things he used to have as a successful writer and the status symbols that were associated with his success. How are status symbols reflected in the story? Name some status symbols in the story and their importance. Remember to answer each question with support from the story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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