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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. Jones is bullied by Miss Self into going on an appointment with whom?

2. Who does Kate want to stay with her?

3. What is Mutt's other name?

4. Why does Miss Self decide to break company rules and send Jones on the Appleton assignment?

5. Jones' dining companion says that the British Royal Family is racist and _________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does the author plant the question of truth versus illusion especially regarding Aces' explanation of Kate's life for Jones?

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

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

10. Describe Jones' first encounter with Kate McCloud.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Capote's writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in ANSWERED PRAYERS.

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for Jones' life. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, and socialization.

Essay Topic 3

The author begins the story in the present day and tells the story through a series of flashbacks. Why did he choose to tell his story this way? In what way is a flashback technique more interesting for a reader? In what ways is it more complicated?

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