Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog 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. Who suggests the group make a stew one night for dinner?

2. Which royalty was supposed to have been on Magna Charta island?

3. How does the stew turn out that the group makes?

4. What unusual thing do the men see floating in the water after they pass Reading?

5. How much money does J. have to pay for the boat he rents with friends on a windy day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kinds of methods do the men use to try to open their canned goods during the trip?

2. Why do the men pretend to ignore the steam launch when it approaches them?

3. What ends up happening to the men's canned pineapple?

4. What kinds of complaints does J. have about steam-powered boats?

5. What formula does J.'s friend have when it comes to exaggerating his fishing successes?

6. Why does J. have to pay a lot of money after he and some friends rent a sailboat on a windy day?

7. How does Montmorency burn himself the night everyone makes stew?

8. How does J. end up being the first one to take a bath in the river?

9. How does Montmorency react to the tea kettle the night everyone makes stew?

10. What does Harris claim happens to him while George and J. are at Henley?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least three literary devices Jerome uses to make the scenery in "Three Men in a Boat" become more vivid and realistic for the reader. Make sure to use specific quotations and/or examples from the text for each device discussed.

Essay Topic 2

"Three Men in a Boat" has never gone out of print in its 120+ year history. Discuss at least three aspects of the novel that readers have identified with over the years. Will those aspects continue to connect with readers in the future? If so, how?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least three challenges present for the reader in knowing that the entire story of "Three Men in a Boat" is told from the point of view of J.

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