Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Today's newspaper implicates what about the producer, Kiester?
2. With what does the official transcript of Oscar's deposition open?
3. The phone rings, and Trish leaves a rambling, disjointed message. What does she fear?
4. Of what does Thomas accuse his mother?
5. What calls Oscar's play's first act superfluous, the last act untargeted, and the whole play void of purpose?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Oscar plan to do with his play?
2. What ends Oscar's play's character's, Thomas, dream of a life in public office?
3. How does Christina react when a real estate woman shows up at the house?
4. What is wrong with Lily, when she enters the scene?
5. Why has Pai been having this discussion with Oscar? What does he want to know?
6. How and why does Basie interrupt the reading of the script?
7. What happens in the next scene of Oscar's play?
8. How are Harry and Oscar's situations with their fathers similar?
9. What does Lily say when she goes to see Oscar?
10. What does Christina do about Oscar's legal bills? Why does she do this?
Oscar and Christina revert to childhood at the end of the novel.
Part 1) Are you surprised by this? Why or why not?
Part 2) How does this behavior reflect the personalities of these characters?
Part 3) Why does the author end the story this way? Explain.
Another minor theme is religious hypocrisy.
Part 1) How is this a theme? Why has the author included this as a theme?
Part 2) What can you guess about the author's opinion of the judicial system, based on this theme?
Part 3) How is this theme threaded throughout the story? How is this theme significant? How does it affect the various characters?
The family myth is destroyed.
Part 1) What is the family myth? How is it destroyed? How are the various characters affected by this?
Part 2) How different would the story have been if this myth had been discovered earlier in the story?
Part 3) How has this discover affected you as the reader? Why?
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