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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. The Major makes an aside to Kane about what, regarding Israel?

2. Who is Christina's schoolgirl friend?

3. Why does Basie explain the complaint must conform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure?

4. Kiester serves notice of intent to examine Oscar in Los Angeles and demands what?

5. What does Thomas' mother refuse to leave?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Trish suing to maintain support payments for her son?

2. Why does Oscar want invasion of privacy added to his complaint? Why does he want to add this?

3. Where are Harry and Christina at the beginning of the story?

4. Why do Christina and Lily find Oscar staring blankly in the library?

5. What does Christina do about Oscar's legal bills? Why does she do this?

6. What has Lily's lawyer told Oscar about his injuries?

7. Why has Pai been having this discussion with Oscar? What does he want to know?

8. In what ways is the lower court correct? In what ways is Oscar correct?

9. What are Lily, Harry, and Oscar watching?

10. What does Basie notice when Oscar reads dialogue between Kane and Thomas about justice? How does Oscar respond?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

A recurring theme is black vs. Jew.

Part 1) Why does the author make this a theme?

Part 2) How does this theme affect the relationships of the characters of varying ethnicity?

Part 3) Are you surprised about this theme in a contemporary story? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The title of the novel is "A Frolic of His Own."

Part 1) What is the meaning behind this title? How do you know this?

Part 2) If you could rename it, what would it be and why?

Part 3) How does this "frolic" affect the various characters? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Racism is raised.

Part 1) What is the connection between racism and one of the story's themes?

Part 2) How does racism permeate both the story and Oscar's play? What is the reason for this?

Part 3) Racist comments are made. Why? How does this racism affect you as the reader? Why are you affected this way?

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