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. What does Kitty remove from her purse during the meeting?

2. Rob refers to Lizzie's mother as a ____.

3. Who authored the song "Mighty Sword?"

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

5. Bennie and his wife, Stephanie, move to _____, NY.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain the incident at the beach along the East River.

4. Give an example of the material included in the Power Point slide titled "In My Room."

5. What are Bosco's plans?

6. What is the first disaster encountered by Dolly in this new job?

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

8. What technique does Jules use to try to get Kitty to open up?

9. Explain the scene at Lizzie's apartment.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bosco is a cliché in the music industry. Explain Bosco's rise and fall in the music industry. Also examine what might happen to Bosco on his tour and if he will be able to make a comeback before he dies.

Essay Topic 2

The last chapter of the book explains great leaps in technology and how they are used in the business world as well as in people's lives. Explain the new and advanced technologies. Give your opinion on the importance and use of each.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the relationship between Bennie and Scotty. What is the common ground for friendship? How do their professional lives often interfere with their personal relationship? How does one know when a boundary has been crossed? Do the friends respect each other? How has their relationship changed/evolved over the past twenty years? Where might it go from here? Do you think the relationship will ever change drastically?

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