Three Famous Short Novels 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 what state does Ike's cousin, Fonsiba, live?

2. While walking along the water, the convict finds a small hut raised up on what?

3. What animal did Ash encounter in the woods the first time he went hunting on his own?

4. How does Old Ben react when the young boy falls upon him in the bushes?

5. What type of weapon does the Cajun man use while he is hunting?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reaction from the government when the tall convict turns himself in?

2. What do the hunters do to pass the time when they are bored on their hunting trips?

3. How old is the young boy at the opening of the story, "The Bear", and what is he waiting to do?

4. What happens when Ike runs into Boon one last time in the woods?

5. What type of relationship do Boon and Ike have?

6. Who or what kills Major de Spain's colt?

7. Who does Ike visit with as he rides through the woods one last time?

8. Who is Fonsiba, and why does Ike feel the need to track her down?

9. What happens when the convict meets the woman of his dreams at a refugee camp?

10. Who is Ash?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the story, "The Bear", the land itself holds great significance to many of the characters in the story. Choose one character from the story and describe their relationship with the land. Where did this character learn their relationship to/with the land? How does their relationship with the land affect this character's actions and motivations throughout the story? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Many critics argue that "Spotted Horses" is a story written as a critique of the marketing world, claiming that Hipps, essentially, dupes the farmers into buying what they do not need. How might this story be a critique of capitalism in society? Write a short response explaining whether or not you support this argument from the critics. Be sure to give at least two examples from the text that you believe strengthen your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, "The Old Man", Faulkner continues to hint at what he believes to be the dehumanization of men in prison. Choose two examples from the text that you believe best exemplify the dehumanization of prisoners. How does Faulkner use the examples of the two convicts as a way to explore this dehumanization? Finally, do you think Faulkner's message of dehumanization could effect change in current prisons today? Why or why not? Be sure to include at least two examples from the text that you believe help to strengthen your arguments.

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