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 Jackie Kennedy's sister's name?

2. To whom does Jones bid a silent goodnight as he heads home?

3. How much time has passed since Jones' last entry?

4. Why is Jones drawn into Kate's world?

5. Where does Jones encounter Kate McCloud?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jones mention Florie Rotondo during the low moments at the end of this chapter?

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

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

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

5. Why does the reader have a feeling of incompleteness while reading this book?

6. What is the reader's frustration with the burgeoning relationship Jones has with Mr. Appleton?

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

8. How does Axel Jaeger embody one of the book's key themes?

9. 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?

10. How do Jones' strong feelings for Kate prompt him to think that he might be in over his head?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using people take on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Mr. Appleton What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him at this point in time?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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