A Confederacy of Dunces Test | Final Test - Hard

John Kennedy Toole
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose picture does Santa kiss?

2. With what color does Dorian decorate his building?

3. How much does the hospital want before they will discharge Ignatius?

4. With what does Ignatius threaten his mother?

5. Who does Ignatius fear will get in contact?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Look at Communism in the sixties. What were people's views on Communism? Was there a Communist party in America? Was there any Communist literature? How was communism presented in the arts? Why was it represented in this way? Has this representation affected the way people think about Communism today?

Essay Topic 2

Look at Toole's only other book, Tthe Neon Bible. What is it about? What themes does it share with A Confederacy of Dunces? Does it have a similar writing style? Does it have a similar structure?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Toole's writing style. How would you describe Toole's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Toole's style give to the story?

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