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. Why does Aces decide to introduce Jones to Kate?

2. What does Kate's husband do when he thinks she spends too much time riding her horse?

3. What does the man in #103 give Jones before he leaves?

4. What religion does Kate's husband practice?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. What is Kate McCloud's life history?

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

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

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

Describe Jones. Begin with his physical characteristics and extend into his personality and behavioral traits. What is Jones' background? Does he spend much of his time trying to rid himself of his past? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of regret. Identify at least two examples about regret in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of regret.

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