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

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?

Essay Topic 2

What qualities does a hero posses? How does the story reveal these qualities? Are these qualities present in the characters of the story? Would Sammy and Joe be considered heroes? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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

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