Where I'm Calling From Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 does the narrator ask J.P.'s wife to do?

2. What is one thing J.P. worries about when he is in the well?

3. What health news does the narrator's girlfriend receive on Christmas Eve?

4. What does a kiss from a chimney sweep supposedly bring?

5. What word does the narrator use for a drink?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the narrator so enthralled by J.P.'s stories?

2. Why does Tiny stay at the facility?

3. What does Joe Penny's name suggest?

4. What is J.P.'s wife a symbol of?

5. Give an example of how the image of hills and valleys is used by the author.

6. How is the image of cold weather used in the story?

7. Give an example of sarcasm in the story.

8. Why does Roxy say yes to a date with J.P.?

9. In the section about the landlord, what does the narrator's nakedness represent?

10. What is the significance of the way Roxy is dressed on New Year's Day?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Nature imagery is prevalent in "Where I'm Calling From," as seen in frequent physical descriptions of place and climate and in the recurring theme of Jack London and his writing. Why did the author choose to emphasize nature? Could the story have been set in a city and pursued the same themes?

Essay Topic 2

Many details in the story are vague, while others are very precise. For example, J.P. is "eighteen or nineteen" when he meets his wife, but he remembers exactly what she is wearing. Explore how the author alternately uses vague and precise details and why.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss why the author uses so many idiomatic expressions (for example, "batting the breeze," "over the hump")? How does the use of idioms reflect the themes of the story?

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