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. "_____ of the Season" is one of the subtitles.

2. What is the name of Kitty's new movie?

3. Who is the author's father?

4. Stephanie's brother jokes about the town being filled with _____.

5. "Songs with ____'s Comments" is one section of the presentation.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Jules' opinion about Kitty upon first meeting the starlet?

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

4. What happens when Ted finds Sasha?

5. What does Jules say about the fact that he likes to talk about himself more than his subject?

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

7. Give an example of the material included in the Power Point slide titled "In the Desert."

8. What are Bosco's plans?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Egan's use of San Francisco for the setting in the story. Why do you think Egan chose San Francisco? How accurate do you think the setting is in regards to the real location? What areas are most commonly referenced in the story? What other location might have worked as well, if not better, than San Francisco? What is unique about the setting? What regionalisms are exhibited by the characters? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The characters used in the story still have a lot left that can be explored. Write a detailed synopsis of a sequel to "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan.

Essay Topic 3

The music business is one of the main themes in Jennifer Egan's "A Visit from the Goon Squad. Bennie is the first person to show real interest in the music business. While many high school kids are in bands and are absorbed by the music scene, Bennie Salazar seems to be interested in everything from the music itself to how it is recorded, produced and promoted. This interest leads Bennie into a life long career in the music business with all of its changes, ups and downs. Examine Bennie's career in the music business including the stint with the Flaming Dildos, work at Revolver Records and his involvement with Lou Kline.

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