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. When Joe leaves a note, who does he sign it as from?

2. Where is Sammy's first apartment located?

3. What percentage of the rights to the comics do Sammy and Joe receive?

4. What quality does Luna possess that Rosa does not?

5. How many comic strips have Sammy and Joe drawn in their first weekend collaborating?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one positive thing about Sam's public exposure?

2. Describe Joe.

3. Describe the way reality and fiction blur in Sammy's life.

4. After reading about the story of an alleged jumper in the paper, why does Joe follow through with his plan in the end?

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

6. What is one subtle characteristic of Sammy that becomes more apparent at the party he attends with Joe?

7. What does the Golem represent?

8. What does the letter from Joe's mother attempt to convince him to do? Does it work?

9. Describe Sammy.

10. What will Joe's life be like after Sam's exposure?

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

Choose one character to analyze in-depth. Analyze the way this character behaves and how he or she interacts with others.What events have shaped this character into the character they have become by the end of the novel? What quote best sums up the character?

Essay Topic 3

What role does isolation play in the novel? How is Joe isolated? How is Sammy isolated? What other characters are isolated? Analyze 3 examples of isolation in the novel.

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