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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 color and kind of car were the people making sure they got on camera?
2. What is Kate late for this time?
3. What did Kate find in her azalea?
4. What would she have done if she would have had more time?
5. What was Kate's job in the kitchen?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Kate create a catastrophe at the concert hall?
2. Why did the word "disaster" hover at the forefront of Kate's mind in regards to dinner?
3. In what ways did Kate feel like she had fallen down the rabbit hole?
4. What prompted Kate and Dave's closeness in the kitchen and resulted in Kate dropping her crutches?
5. What was David making for dinner and who all was invited for dinner?
6. Why did Howie blush?
7. Why did Elsie call Kate stupid?
8. What was the difference between the way Dave held Kate and the way Anatole held her?
9. Why was it okay in David's mind to be tuned out?
10. Why does David want to teach Kate how to play football?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
For what sort of reasons did Kate and Anatole's marriage fail? Why does Kate believe that Dave and her relationship will fail? Do you think this is an accurate assessment? Why or why not? What revelation does Kate have about her marriage to Anatole, and how does it affect her present relationship?
Essay Topic 2
Janet Evanovich juxtaposes many different characters along side each other in her novels. What do you think is the purpose of such juxtaposition? How well do you think Kate and Dave are suited to each other? Grace and Michael? Elsie and Gus? Explain your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Explain how Elsie and the Old Cadillac belonging to Gus are perfect symbols. What do they symbolize and why? Look for contrasting symbols and try to explain what you think the author could have meant by using these symbols.
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