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

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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. What is Judd's job?

2. What is the name of Dave's most famous classmate?

3. What does Dave say the participants can keep on during the photo shoot?

4. What show is Adam rich on?

5. What does Puck kidnap in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the wedding in Chapter 10.

2. What does Dave do for the front cover of the first issue?

3. What happens to John in this chapter?

4. Why is the apartment not a good place to live?

5. How does Dave convince the producer he did not have a privileged upbringing?

6. How does Dave feel when he visits his old house?

7. Why do more people agree to to the magazines nude photo shoot in Chapter 7?

8. How does Dave deal with John in Chapter 7?

9. What is wrong with Dave at the end of Chapter 8?

10. How is Dave's situation changing in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of the following people and outline his/her influence on Dave Eggers' life:

1) Toph

2) His father

3) His mother

4) Beth

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

Examine Dave's relationship with Toph.

1) In what way is Dave in danger of smothering his younger brother?

2) In what way does Dave need Toph as much as Toph needs him?

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