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. Which of the following is Sammy most interested in?

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

3. Which of the following is one of Sam's skills?

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

5. In the first comic, who does The Escapist knock down?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What shatters Sam's fantasy of living a normal life?

3. Describe the editor's reaction to Sammy and Joe's first comic.

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

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

6. Describe the relationship between Sammy and Joe.

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

8. Describe Tommy's relationship with Joe.

9. Describe Joe.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What marketing potential do Sammy and Joe have with their comics? Why are they so marketable? Why does Deasy like Sammy and Joe so much?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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