By: Brenna Sigai & Brooke Chaffinch Writer’s Background Name: Theodore Lockard Thomas Born in New York City on April 13, 1920 Died on September 24 2005 Writer’s other works “ The Far Look” August 1956 “Ceramic Incident”, October 1956 “The Innocents’ Refuge”, May 1957 These are just a few of the stories Thomas has written Summary of “Test” Robert Proctor is driving along a turnpike with his mother on a nice sunny day. All of a sudden a blue convertible pulls out in front of their car and they end up in oncoming traffic. There is a truck that is coming straight toward them. Robert becomes fixed upon the girl in the passenger sit who is asleep. Robert then awakens as if he was in a dream. He is told he took the last part of the drivers test and to sign the paper to receive his license. But in reality he signed himself over to a mental institution. Technical Details of “Test” Setting: A Car; Office Characters: Robert Proctor; uniformed man. Third person point of view. Plot Structure: Freytag's Pyramid. Theme: Humans never know what is real and what is not. Significant Quotes: “We hypnotized you to make you think you were in an accident” = Science fiction style. Special Topics Thomas writes under other pen names He collaborated with other authors Thomas has been nominated for some awards . References . "Interactive Literature Selections The Test." Reader's Resource. EMCParadigm. Web. 22 Oct 2012. <http://www.emcp.com/product_catalog/school/litLi nk/Grade09/U12-04thetest/>. . N.p.. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_L._Thomas> . Thomas, Theodore. "Test." . N.p.. Web. 22 Oct 2012. <http://schools.ednet.ns.ca/avrsb/708/j_marsh/Grade 9ShortStoryUnit/Gr.9ELA/Short Stories/Test.htm>. Assessment After reading “Test”, do you believe that Robert Proctor should have been taken away to a mental institution?