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

4. Who does the reality show choose over Dave?

5. What kind of neighborhood does Dave say Lake Forest is?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to John in this chapter?

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

3. In what way is Toph still a big part of Dave's life?

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

5. How does the Real Show eventually help Dave to promote the Might magazine?

6. What does Dave do in Chicago in Chapter 10?

7. What happens when the magazine claims Adam Rich has been murdered?

8. What happens to Shalini in Chapter 9?

9. Describe Dave's interview with the producer in Chapter 6.

10. Why does the landlord's wife not want Dave to move in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of the following and describe how his/her character matures in the book.

1) Beth

2) Dave

3) Toph

4) Kirsten

Essay Topic 2

What similarities in style and tone does Dave's memoir share with Might magazine?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Eggers use character and setting to express his themes?

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