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. Which of the following does not fit into the same category, according to the coach?

3. One song bears the name of this woman:

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

5. How long was La Doll in jail?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Sasha explain her past to Rob?

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

8. Who is Robert Freeman?

9. What happens when Ted finds Sasha?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write your own story based on at least two characters in "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan. Use Sasha or Bennie as the lead character. Supply complete storyboards. Include character information, plot, synopsis, etc. Explain your inspiration.

Essay Topic 2

Charlie had a lot of issues with Lou in her youth. There were some flashbacks about Charlie's childhood including suffering through her father's marriages. Write an essay explaining Charlie's point of view regarding her childhood. What happened to Charlie? How did she act out? How did the experience change Charlie? Explain.

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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