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. What kinds of vegetables do the men use in their stew?

2. What does J. think one should do first while preparing dinner?

3. After Hentley, the men decide to row the boat instead of what other option?

4. What kind of canned item can the men not get open during their trip?

5. What time did George's watch stop in the story J. tells?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does George decide to do once he realizes he cannot go back to sleep the night his watch stops working?

6. Who is J. with when he gets stuck on the punt?

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

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

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

10. What does J. claim is the very best way to get a tea kettle to boil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Which character (Harris, George, or J.) is portrayed in the most positive light? What from the text most informs this opinion? Use specific examples to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

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

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