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. How many people are waiting for Marlowe?

2. Who phones Marlowe in this chapter?

3. Where does Captain Gregory work?

4. Why does Carmen not kill Marlowe when she shoots at him?

5. Where does Marlowe take Vivian?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the characters of Marlowe and Vivian:

1) In what way are their morals different?

2) What is their relationship to each other?

3) Do you think they are the perfect match?

Essay Topic 2

The Big Sleep is a famous book which has greatly influenced modern literature. Choose a book written after the novel that you think was influenced by it and discuss there similarities in terms of:

a) plot

b) character

c) themes.

Essay Topic 3

What does Eddie Mars presence add to the book? How and why does Marlowe deal with Mars to get the information he wants? In what way is Mars a typical character from thirties popular culture?

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