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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 person who agrees to pick up the Main Character and the Girlfriend at 8:00 the next morning in Chapter 31 warn him?
2. Who does the Main Character discover is originally from Hokkaido?
3. What does the person who speaks to the Main Character in the darkness in Chapter 38 tell him about the Rat?
4. Whose suicide is revealed in Part 8?
5. What does the person whom the Main Character discovers at the unlucky bend in the road admit to having?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Sheep Professor's information help the Main Character on his quest?
2. Is the Cat or the Main Character more at home in the world? Please fully support your answer.
3. What factors contribute to the eerie feeling of the area near the villa in Junitaki?
4. What is the importance of time to the characters in Chapter 24?
5. Is the Limo Driver an intelligent man?
6. Explain how the Sheep Professor came to his current state of being.
7. How are the sheep at the sheep farm similar to the people that the Sheep is trying to control?
8. Who is responsible for the Strange Man's death?
9. Why is the Rat able to destroy the Sheep?
10. How does the Main Character react to the Girlfriend's sudden disappearance?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Which character do you feel makes the greatest sacrifice in the novel? Analyze and support your answer with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Is the Main Character a strong person? Support your answer with specifics from A Wild Sheep Chase.
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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