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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Jack fear for Anne in her involvement with the governor?
2. What does Adam do after Coffee leaves?
3. What does Anne reveals as the topic of conversation the last time she had lunch with the governor?
4. Why does Jack go to see Lucy who is staying at her sister's house?
5. What does Gummy want from Adam?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the author's use of the literary technique of flashbacks in the novel. What is the purpose of a flashback? Is the information gleaned from the flashbacks sufficient to flesh out the bones of the literary framework the author has established? Is the technique of a flashback and the resulting flash forward disconcerting to the reader, even though necessary?
Essay Topic 2
Why is Judge Irwin so adamant about not endorsing Willie's senatorial candidate in Chapter 1? Does the judge have guilt or remorse for his own behavior in this area? Is the judge afraid to even broach the subject of inappropriate alliances because of what might be discovered about his own past?
Essay Topic 3
The author has fun with the names of some of the characters such as Sugar Boy, Sen Sen Puckett and Tiny Duffy. Explain how these characters got their names. Why are the names appropriate for each one? Can you imagine them as being called anything else? Why or why not?
This section contains 334 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)