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. What does the Main Character eat, while his visitor watches, in Chapter 2?

2. What political party is under the Boss's control?

3. What does the Strange Man do when the Main Character refuses to tell him what he wants to know in Chapter 17?

4. What does the Rat send to the Main Character along with his first letter?

5. How does the Strange Man respond to the Main Character's attempts at small talk during their phone call in Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does the Main Character want to go on the mission for the sheep?

2. What is the meaning of the chapter title "Wednesday Afternoon Picnic?"

3. What is the importance of the Whale's Penis?

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

5. Does the Main Character trust his new girlfriend?

6. Why are sheep important in Japan's history?

7. Describe the relationship between the Main Character and his ex-wife.

8. How does the Boss come to gain his power?

9. Describe the Business Partner.

10. Describe the Strange Man.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A Wild Sheep Chase uses animal to make specific comments on humanity.

1) Define the author's apparent opinion on humans and animals.

2) Use the animals in the novel to explain the author's views on authority.

Essay Topic 2

The surreal quality of A Wild Sheep Chase is at times enhanced and at times contradicted by the use of setting in the novel. Select two settings that play an important role to the creation of the surreal feeling of the story. Compare and contrast them.

Essay Topic 3

Which character do you feel makes the greatest sacrifice in the novel? Analyze and support your answer with evidence from the book.

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