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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. Who first greets Macon, Muriel, and Alexander when they arrive for Christmas?

2. What announcement does Muriel make to Macon as they are browsing thrift stores?

3. What gift does Macon bring for Muriel's parents?

4. What does Macon remind Muriel about on the phone when he calls her while Sarah is at her sculpture class?

5. What is Macon's reaction to Muriel's announcement while they are browsing thrift stores?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss conflict in "The Accidental Tourist," discussing the following scenarios:

1. Macon's conflict with society.

2. Macon's conflict with Sarah.

3. Macon's conflict with Muriel.

4. Macon's conflict with himself.

Essay Topic 2

Macon's inability to communicate presents major difficulties for him. Discuss the psychological reasons behind his withdrawal from those around him, and the ramifications of his actions, beginning with his marriage to Sarah to the present day.

Essay Topic 3

Grief plays a large role in the dissolution and reconciliation of Macon and Sarah's marriage. Discuss how Macon and Sarah experience grief in the novel, and how each recovers from their loss.

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