A Visit from the Goon Squad Test | Final Test - Hard

Jennifer Egan
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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 guests were burned by ____.

2. What topic does Kitty bring up during the photo shoot?

3. What is the name of Sasha's supposed friend?

4. Which New York landmark is mentioned?

5. What is the name of La Doll's daughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give an example of the material included in the Power Point slide titled "One Night Later."

2. What has happened to Sasha since she has been gone?

3. What is the purpose of Ted Hollander's trip to Italy?

4. What happens after the interview ends?

5. Who is Bosco? Why is the washed up musician important to Steph and Bennie?

6. Who is La Doll? What caused her fall from grace?

7. Explain the scene at Lizzie's apartment.

8. Who offers Dolly a job that could spare her from further financial ruin?

9. Give an example of the material included in the Power Point slide titled "After Lincoln's Game."

10. What is Dolly's plan for the general? What happens?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

All of the characters in the book are connected in some way, albeit it often loosely. At times the connections might be difficult to find. Explain the connections of each character and why that character and his/her connections are a valid and integral part to the story.

Essay Topic 2

Write a complete character description of Dolly. Include the character's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual state at various times in the book. Include Dolly's personal and professional information as well as the character's role in the story. What makes Dolly a compelling character? How could the character be improved?

Essay Topic 3

Assuming a psychiatrist's point of view, analyze the situation with Sasha. Discuss Sasha's past history in regards to psychiatric care. What would a psychiatrist say about Sasha's need to steal? Was Sasha mentally ill or did something else cause her to act out? What would the terminology be from a psychiatrist's point of view? What kind of treatment might Sasha have benefited from before the situation got out of hand? Is the behavior something that can be "cured?" If so, how? If not, what else can be done?

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