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

Jennifer Egan
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Sasha's step-father?

2. "Movie stars always look ____ when you see them."

3. What is the name of Sasha's fence?

4. How many times did La Doll have to call the general's aide before she reached him?

5. Where was Sasha dumped by her drummer boyfriend?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters, plots, settings, and outcomes of the stories woven into "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan. How do the story lines differ? What is the conclusion of each story? Which lead character did you like better? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

The author uses flashbacks as a way to give a background to many of the characters. Examine the use of flashback and your opinion on its effectiveness. Give at least three examples.

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