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. What did George do when he woke up in the middle of the night when his watch stopped?

3. Whom did King Henry VIII reportedly court on Magna Charta Island?

4. Why do the men not reach Magna Charta when they planned?

5. What does George want to postpone doing before they set up their boat for sleeping near Picnic Point?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does J.'s friend miscalculate with the punt when they are boating together?

6. What does J. think about rowing on the sea?

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

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

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

10. What does J. claim one has to do to get a tea kettle to boil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast George with Harris, making sure to use specific quotations from the text in your analysis.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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