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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Anne go to college?
2. What does Willie consider the new hospital to be?
3. How does Adam react to Coffee's request?
4. What does the father of the answer to #155 demand of Willie Stark?
5. What does Anne believe about her relationship with Willie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the symbolism of Jack Burden's name? Do you feel that he carries a burden? Or is Jack himself the burden?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Tiny Duffy is characterized as the epitome of evil in the book. Explain Tiny's motives for what he does. Do you think people like Tiny gravitate toward political positions because there is more opportunity for advancement? Or for greed? Explain.
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