Appointment in Samarra Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do Al and Foxie arrange to sit at Helene's table?

2. Julian says he will make the repair _______________________.

3. From where do most of Foxie's customers come?

4. What topic does Caroline talk about on the way home?

5. What is Foxie expecting later tonight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the author's purpose for establishing the story at the Christmas holiday? Is there any significance to his choosing this holiday? What is particularly poignant or painful about this choice for his characters? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

What is the social pecking order in Gibbsville? What criteria are used to determine social standing? Explain why someone like Harry Reilly who has more money than most of the other men is still not allowed into the inner circle of society.

Essay Topic 3

Most of the people in the story are very concerned with status symbols. What are some of the status symbols? What do they provide for their respective owners?

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