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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Gummy want from Adam?
2. What does Willie tell Adam about the hospital plans?
3. Who is to secure the answer to #114 for Willie?
4. Why is Anne depressed?
5. What does Anne ask Jack to show her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the author's use of local color particularly regarding speech and dialogue. How can you tell the differences in the characters backgrounds and experiences by the way they speak? Do you think Willie's colorful speaking style is exaggerated or is it realistic?
Essay Topic 2
What is the symbolism of Willie Stark's name? Does his name fit his bold physicality? How about his brash personality?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Willy Stark to Huey Long, the real Governor of Louisiana during that time period. How are they alike? How are they different? Do you think the author's characterization of Willy is so true to Huey Long because the novel was written so soon after Long's death and his personality was still so "alive?" What risks did the author run by writing a book that so closely mirrored a public figure with a questionable past?
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