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. According to J., the steam-powered boats run faster than ___________.

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

3. What does J. think is the best way to get a tea kettle to boil?

4. When do most young men begin boating?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the cat react when Montmorency tries to attack it?

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

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

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

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

8. What happens that lets George know that everyone is lying about who caught the fish that is mounted on the wall in the pub?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least three literary devices Jerome uses to develop a character of your choosing in "Three Men in a Boat."

Essay Topic 2

Analyze why Jerome would include the suicide of the woman in Chapter 16. How does this suicide add to the text? What effect on the reader did Jerome intend by including such a dreadful event in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

In a well-written essay, discuss why the portrayal of the journey up the river in "Three Men in a Boat" is completely unrealistic and unbelievable for the average reader. Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your position.

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