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

Jennifer Egan
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Kitty refers to which famous actress?

2. Where was Sasha dumped by her drummer boyfriend?

3. The hotel overlooked which body of water?

4. At what sport does Stephanie excel?

5. Where did Stephanie's brother go to prison?

Essay 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

Write a short memoir that might have been written by Bennie Salazar. What types of things would Bennie be most proud of in his career and personal lives? What other types of professional work might Bennie have done? Would the memoir include details of his relationships with his superstars, lovers, childhood friends? How might Bennie describe how he felt before, during and after his stint at Sow's Ear Records?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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