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. Where does Rosa volunteer?

2. Which of the following words best describes Sammy?

3. On what floor is Empire Comics located?

4. What is Sammy's last name?

5. Who does Joe begin dating?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Joe's life imitate art?

2. What do Joe and Sammy want to make comic books about? Why?

3. Who is the soul and driver of the comic book project?

4. Describe Sammy.

5. How is the death of Joe's brother foreshadowed?

6. Which character seeks revenge on Joe in this section and how?

7. What inspires Joe to create a new comic book character?

8. How is retribution a theme in the story?

9. How is Sam and Rosa's marriage ironic?

10. Why is isolation a theme in the story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Joe's relationship with Rosa. How does this compare with Sammy's relationship with her? Do Joe and Rosa love each other? Why does Rosa inspire him?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

How does retribution play a role in the book? Which characters seek revenge? Which characters are victims of retribution?

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