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. Sasha has recently returned from ____.

2. To whom does Kitty send a letter of apology?

3. Where was Sasha dumped by her drummer boyfriend?

4. What happens to Kitty?

5. How long does the "perfect" pause last?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the reason for the arrival of Jules? How does Stephanie react to his presence?

5. What happens after the interview ends?

6. Where does Ted's interest lie while he is in Europe?

7. What are Bosco's plans?

8. Explain the scene at Lizzie's apartment.

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

10. Who is Robert Freeman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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