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Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run


by John Updike

Rabbit, Run: Dagnabbit, Rabbit Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Rabbit, Run? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Rabbit suddenly want to do after going to Eccles’ church?

Become a minister
Pray, sing some songs, eat a wafer, drink wine and just generally go nuts
Marry Lucy Eccles
Have sex with his wife
Q. What does the baby get all over herself?

Baby powder
Tartar sauce. Don’t ask us how that happened.
Mashed banana
Q. For what does Rabbit feel responsible?

Lucy’s death
His daughter’s death
The dissolution of his marriage
The French and Indian War
Q. Of what does Rabbit accuse Janice?

Throwing the baby out with the bath water
Not being a good mother
Setting fire to the house
Q. What does Rabbit tell Ruth he will do?

Pay for her to get an abortion
Divorce Janice
Leave town
Give her a back rub, but only for a couple minutes, because his fingers are tired