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

2. Where does Rosa volunteer?

3. Who is the president of the Empire State Building?

4. Why does Sammy have weak legs?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the differences between Rosa and Luna Moth?

2. Describe comic books as they existed in the novel in 1939.

3. In what ways is this book comic-like?

4. Describe Sammy and Joe's skills and abilities.

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

6. Describe the journey that Sammy and Joe take in the first few chapters.

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

8. Why does Joe want to make money?

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

10. Describe the party that Sammy and Joe attend.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Sammy and then describe Joe. Which characters is stronger? Why? What weaknesses does each character possess? What role do these play in the story?

Essay Topic 2

What role does fear play in the story? Which characters are afraid of somebody? Which characters fear that a secret of theirs will come out into the open? Do their fears pay off? Analyze two instances.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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