A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. In what city has Beth taken a job?

2. What does Dave arrange to do with Sarah?

3. Who does Dave not want to see on a regular basis?

4. Where does Dave say his mother used to shop?

5. How does visiting Dave's childhood home make him feel?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does Dave's obsession with death affect his life? How does he get over his obsession?

Essay Topic 2

Examine Dave's relationship with his parents.

1) Why does Dave hold his mother in much higher regard than his father?

2) How have Dave's parents affected his personality and the decisions he makes in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Look at the structure of the book.

1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's ideas?

2) Examine the way Eggers uses other people in the story to express his ideas.

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