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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. Who is Kate's husband?

2. What does Jones want to find at the center of the earth?

3. How does Aces Nelson make his living?

4. What recent advice has Kate received regarding her son?

5. Why does Aces decide to introduce Jones to Kate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What celebrities does the author name outright in this chapter and who are mildly disguised?

2. What impact did the publication of this work have on Capote's life?

3. Who is Aces Nelson and how does Jones meet him?

4. Describe Jones' first encounter with Kate McCloud.

5. Why does Miss Self summon Jones to a meeting and why is she willing to forgo her business tenet of no socialization of employees with clients outside business appointments?

6. Who is Mr. Appleton and what is his relationship to Jones?

7. How is the theme of loneliness exhibited in this chapter?

8. What information does Jones need before he feels he can respond to Kate's job offer?

9. What were the perceptions among Capote's real life friends upon the publication of this fictional work?

10. What is the irony of the author's surrounding himself with people who do not seem to ever be lonely at all?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses some potential instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain why each has potential for foreshadowing had the book been completed.

Essay Topic 2

Jones spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. What does he think about? What conclusions does he arrive at? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the setting at the beginning of the novel. Does the author paint a complete picture for the reader? What, if anything, is missing?

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