Back to the Bedroom Test | Mid-Book 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 couldn't Dave stand about working at Adtech?

2. How long had Kate and David been neighbors?

3. What was Kate trying to do but couldn't?

4. What job does Elsie have?

5. How does Kate describe David's home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What missed opportunities is Dave talking about on page 81?

2. What did David note about Elsie's gun?

3. Why wouldn't anyone think that Kate did drugs?

4. What kinds of images were evoked with the thought of removing Kate's dress?

5. Why didn't Elsie like the senior citizens home?

6. How does Kate keep busy?

7. What did Kate like about David's voice?

8. How did Kate view the collapse of her marriage?

9. What was it about the way Kate said what she did that made David's throat close?

10. What did the "birthday cake" house look like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did the interaction with Kate's parents help Dave to better understand her? In what ways would it be possible to feel sorry for a child living in such a household? How could this kind of parenting be responsible for productive and driven adults, but also depriving children of their only chance to be children?

Essay Topic 2

In terms of literature, what kind of character is Kate? What about Dave? Could both be considered the same kind of character? Why or why not? Is Kate the only kind of character like this in the novel? If so, why do you think that is? If not, who else can be considered to possess the same character description?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Elsie and Kate. What kinds of people are they? Who is most likely to get in trouble, and why? Who would you most want on your side in a fight, and why?

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