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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. On what charge is J.P. arrested?
2. What short story does the narrator mention having read?
3. According to "the guy who travels," why is he at the facility?
4. How does "the guy who travels" get to the facility?
5. How much does the narrator's phone call on New Year's Eve cost?
Short Essay Questions
1. Give an example of how the image of hills and valleys is used by the author.
2. Give an example of hopelessness in the story.
3. Why does the proprietor recommend "The Call of the Wild" to J.P. and the narrator?
4. How do the narrator's two trips to the treatment facility differ?
5. Why does the proprietor tell the narrator and J.P. that Jack London was an alcoholic?
6. How is friendship presented in the story?
7. Why does Tiny stay at the facility?
8. How does the story show the progression of alcoholism?
9. Chimney sweeping is an uncommon job. Why would the author choose it?
10. Give an example of hopefulness in the story.
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Will J.P. and the narrator recover from alcoholism? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Why is the character Frank Martin included in the story? Could the story have been told without him, or is he central to the themes?
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