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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Clyde sign in this chapter?
2. What does Clyde call his plan?
3. Who tells Clyde he is not guilty?
4. What does Clyde offer to do for Roberta?
5. Where do the Aldens live?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dreiser was a socialist. Using two examples from the novel, discuss the ways the story reflects Dreiser's political ideas?
Essay Topic 2
Foreshadowing plays a big part in the novel. What is foreshadowing? How does Dreiser use foreshadowing in the novel? What affect does it have on the novel's meaning?
Essay Topic 3
Clyde kills Roberta because he desperately wants to be part of the upperclass. How different do you think the lives of the upper class and working classes were? Can you understand why Clyde was so desperate to escape his impoverished background?
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