This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. During a flashback in chapter 13, where is Mike Hanlon headed when Henry Bowers begins to chase him?
2. How does Eddie break his arm?
3. The children become lost in the tunnels. When do they find their way?
4. How is Claud Heroux killed?
5. Whose body do the Losers see in both 1958 and 1985 inside the tunnels?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mike identify the beginning and end of the cycle described in the Third Interlude?
2. Describe Eddie's attempt to escape from Henry after he leaves the grocery store where he spent his allowance.
3. Describe the vision that Richie has as a result of the Indian ritual?
4. How is the body of Patrick Hockstetter that the Losers see in the tunnel different in 1958 than in 1985.
5. How does It die, and who kills It?
6. Describe Bill and Audra Denbrough's preparation for and ride together on Silver.
7. Who is at the dump when Beverly goes there alone to practice her slingshot and what does she see?
8. Describe Bill Denbrough's encounter with Georgie in the tunnels.
9. Why does Claud Heroux attack the men at the Silver Dollar?
10. What happens when Audra first wakes up from her nightmare in the hotel room and how does she react?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Ben Hanscom is hiding in the clubhouse, he dreams about the time he saw a mummy over the frozen canal. Tom and Audra, not members of the Losers Club but married to members, both have nightmares about the tunnels to which they have never been. Write an essay explaining the role of nightmares in the novel. What is the purpose of nightmares? What do nightmares represent? How do nightmares contribute to the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Various crimes are described in the novel. How do you think crimes are connected to It? Explain the connections between the crimes of people and the evil of It.
Essay Topic 3
In the novel, there is an emphasis on time and the presence of time cycles. What is significant about the portrayal of these cycles? Why do you think the author chooses to portray events as happening in these cycles? What examples does Mike Hanlon provide to support his argument that things happen in cycles?
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