The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the man who works for Race Publications?

2. Which of the following do the Nazis want to seize in Joe's past?

3. What is the name of The Escapist?

4. Where has Anapol recently purchased a home?

5. What does Joe see the crowd watching at the party?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why would Sammy and Joe be marketable?

2. Why do you think Joe joins the military?

3. What makes Sam think that Joe is back in town?

4. Compare Tommy and Joe.

5. Why does Sammy marry Rosa?

6. What is Tommy's view of the adults around him?

7. Why does Sam want to leave New York?

8. Describe Sammy.

9. According to the book's foreshadowing, which character will play a larger role in the future of the novel? How do you know?

10. How does Joe interpret Sammy and Rosa's marriage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Rosa and Sam's marriage. Are they happy? Why or why not? Provide at least two pieces of evidence from the story to back up your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Does the book portray life imitating art? How? Would Joe have become so intense about his hatred for Germans if he did not have the comic books as an outlet? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

How are Tommy and Joe alike? How are they different? Why is it important that these similarities are displayed for the reader? How does Joe's son Tommy compare to Joe's brother, Thomas?

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