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

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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. How many pages are in the first comic book Sammy and Joe make?

2. What is the name of the character Joe creates as a result of the party?

3. Which character has the most sexual tension surrounding them?

4. How did the "Molecule" die?

5. What is the name of Joe's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Joe use as an escape?

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

3. Why does Sam want to leave New York?

4. Describe Sammy.

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

6. Describe the role of Sammy's father in his life.

7. Why do you think Joe joins the military?

8. Describe Sammy and Tracy's relationship when they visit the abandoned World's Fair.

9. What is the role of the hearing in the story?

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

Essay 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

What predictions do you make for the characters in the story beyond the book? What do you think they do after the story is being told? Which characters become more successful? Which ones suffer hardships? Why do you think this is so?

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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