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 "No Harm Trying," who brings Pat a message?

2. What does the historical figure that Pat is writing about do in "A Patriotic Short"?

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

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

5. How does Pat react to what has to occur to his character in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does the staff forget about Pat, even though he passes out in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

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

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

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

7. Why does Pat steal a hat in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby"?

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

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

10. Why does Wainwright give Pat the tickets?

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

Though Pat tries to do something good in "Boil Some Water--Lots of It," he ends up being the bad guy. What were Pat's intentions in the story? What results from Pat's actions, and what does this reveal about his character? 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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