A Confederacy of Dunces Test | Final Test - Hard

John Kennedy Toole
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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. How many weeks of probation does Mancuso get?

2. What item of Dorian's clothing does Ignatius ruin?

3. What does Mrs. Levy plan to establish?

4. With what color does Dorian decorate his building?

5. Who does Jones Jones say he is looking for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Claude not want to see Mancuso?

2. Describe Jones' idea for Darlene's act.

3. Summarize Chapter 8.

4. What is Clyde's reaction to seeing the newspaper article?

5. What do Dorian and his friends think of Mancuso?

6. What characters does Ignatius think have caused his downfall?

7. How do the characters react to Claude's aggression towards Mancuso in Chapter 8?

8. What does Ignatius hope his new political party will achieve?

9. Why does Ignatius think the Ladies' Auxiliary will be an important addition to his movement?

10. Why does Ignatius refuse to talk to priests?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pick a character from the novel and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Why? Do the share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss whether you think this statement is true or false: "A Confederacy of Dunces is about nothing and, as such, has nothing of any importance to say about 1960's America." Use two examples from the novel to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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