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. What is the name of the moth goddess in the comics?

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

3. What consulate does Joe visit in attempts to help his family?

4. When Sammy and Joe attend a party, what is the occupation of the man who is honored there?

5. Which character has shifted the way comics are viewed when Sammy and Joe begin their work?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What has Joe escaped from in his life?

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

5. What role does corruption play in the story?

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

7. How does Joe feel about the USA?

8. Do you think Joe and Sam work better as a team or individuals? Why?

9. Why does Sammy like comic books?

10. How is retribution a theme in the story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 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?

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