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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which word best describes Clive in Chapter Four?

2. What is Vernon's staff's reaction to the Garmony's going to the media?

3. On what day is Vernon hailed as the savior of The Judge?

4. What happens to Vernon's job at The Judge?

5. In Clive's opinion, what does Vernon lack?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does Ian McEwan use flashbacks in Amsterdam? Are they effective in moving the story along or do they hinder its development? Why are the flashbacks important to the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the ways in which each character fails to see their own shortcomings, even up to the end of the novel where the only thing that all of them cares about is revenge.

Essay Topic 3

The first chapter introduces all the major characters in the novel. What are your first impressions of George, Vernon, Clive, and Julian? Are these impressions correct as you read more of the novel? Is the first chapter effective in introducing the characters accurately? Are the characters in the novel generally likable or unlikable? Cite at least three examples.

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