A Wild Sheep Chase Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who does the Strange Man say drew the image he shows to the Main Character in Chapter 18?

2. Whose phone number does the Limo Driver say he has?

3. What losses do the Strange Man and the Main Character discuss in Chapter 17?

4. What does the Main Character dream about in the limo on the way to the Boss's house?

5. What do the Main Character and his guest do together in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is isolation and alienation of the characters apparent in Chapters 25 and 26?

2. Does the Main Character flaunt the authority of the Strange Man?

3. Describe the mystery surrounding the Boss's illness.

4. Does anyone escape his or her association with the Sheep unscathed?

5. What is the significance of the Rat's second letter?

6. What action best shows the Main Character's personal growth throughout the novel?

7. Does the Main Character respect the former lover who dies in Chapter 1?

8. Describe the Main Character's efforts to connect with others in Chapters 19 through 21.

9. Describe the Strange Man.

10. Is the Main Character a proactive or a reactive person?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 28, the Caretaker tells the Main Character that is easy to care for 200 sheep because they are cooperative and want to be led. How does this statement work as a metaphor for the mediocrity of humanity in A Wild Sheep Chase? Write an analytical response using support from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Select three characters from the novel, and explain how each plays a significant role in the awakening and character development of the Main Character.

Essay Topic 3

A Wild Sheep Chase sends a message about mediocrity and authority. Explain the connection between the two themes and the characters in the novel. Describe which characters represent mediocrity, rising above it and authority and its use or abuse. Analyze the message the author is trying to send.

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