The Accidental Tourist Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 the role of setting in the novel, and how its significance regarding the characters.

1. What facts about Baltimore and its history relate directly or indirectly to the novel?

2. Why is it significant that Macon and Muriel live in different parts of the city?

3. How is it significant that major events occur when Macon is away from home?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how Muriel is a foil to Macon in "The Accidental Tourist."

1. How does her presence create narrative tension and propel the plot forward?

2. How is Muriel the impetus for change in Macon's attitude?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Macon's trips to various cities in the novel. Does his attitude toward travel change over the course of the novel? What significant events occur while he's away from home? Which trips are the most significant for his personal journey?

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