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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. How does Mother contact someone while at the party?
2. How does Mother respond when Paul asks her a question on her birthday?
3. Where does Mother go on her birthday?
4. Who does Paul explain his race picking secret to?
5. Why is Paul so nervous about the race after his mother's birthday?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Paul respond when Mother tries to help him when she gets worried about him?
2. What is Paul hoping to hear from the house after his mother gets her birthday present?
3. How is Mother unlucky even after getting rich?
4. What causes Mother to become more connected to Paul?
5. What happens at the Derby?
6. Why does Paul think he was able to predict all the horse winners?
7. What does Mother say caused her family a lot of grief when she was younger?
8. How does Paul choose the winners of the horse races?
9. What does Mother do when she begins getting worried about Paul?
10. What does Oscar help Paul plan to do with his winnings from the races?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in this book?
Essay Topic 2
What role did money play in this short story, and do you agree with the message the author was trying to send through this inclusion of the theme of money?
Essay Topic 3
Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?
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