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. Which two characters have previously taken a boat trip together?

2. Why does J. think he can't get back to sleep after he has a rough night near Picnic Point?

3. What does J. consider Marlow to be?

4. Why did George pass the first inn he found when he first visited Datchet?

5. What does J. think would make it easier for him to go back to sleep after he's had a rough night?

Short Essay Questions

1. What change does J. notice about the group after they eat a large supper near Picnic Point?

2. What ends up happening at the inns while George and J. are looking for somewhere to sleep in Datchet?

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

4. After George's watch stops working, what does the policeman do when George asks him for the time?

5. How do George and J. end up getting to Henley?

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

7. Why does J.'s ode to night at the end of Chapter 10 seem so out of character?

8. What kind of scene is J. reminded of when he thinks of King Henry courting Anne Boleyn on Magna Charta Island?

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

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

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

Discuss at least three elements of "Three Men in a Boat" that have made the novel such a timeless classic, making sure to mention why each element has connected with readers for over a century.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the portrayal of women with the portrayal of men in "Three Men in a Boat."

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