The Big Sleep 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 could Marlowe get a full-time job working for?

2. What does Marlowe ask Carmen to do?

3. What does Marlowe see outside his building?

4. What does Carmen do when Marlowe rejects her?

5. What is Mona Grant's profession?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Big Sleep is written in the first person and with Marlowe as narrator. Why do you think Chandler chose to write the story in the first person? How do you think the meaning of the story would of changed if it was written in the third person?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Chandler's life. In what way do you think his life and personality is reflected in the book?

Essay Topic 3

What is Chandler's view on homosexuality? How does he communicate these views through Marlowe? Why do the students think that Chandler links his homosexual characters to pornography and murder?How would the majority of readers in the thirties have reacted to a homosexual character?

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