Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel Test | Final 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 Jones' overall demeanor at this point in his life?

2. In what city was Kate McCloud staying?

3. Jones later has a dream that he and Kate are ____________________.

4. Miss Self is concerned about a relationship between Jones and __________________.

5. Kate's second husband is a businessman from which country?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Aces reveal to Jones about Axel Jaeger?

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

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

4. How does the author blur the line between reality and fiction regarding Barbara Hutton?

5. What is Kate McCloud's life history?

6. What are three of the book's motifs that make an appearance in this chapter?

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

8. How does Jones break professional protocol regarding Mr. Appleton?

9. How is the theme of fame and fortune exhibited in this chapter?

10. What leads Jones into discussing a party held in Montgomery Clift's honor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Capote's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 2

Capote uses beautifully descriptive language in the book to help his readers see his world from his perspective. Without referring to the book, describe New York City using only your recall of Capote's descriptions. How do you visualize the city of New York City now that you have read Capote's ANSWERED PRAYERS?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of the passage of time is an important one in the novel. How does the author begin to build this theme? Give examples of the passage of time throughout the book.

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