Breakfast of Champions 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. Where do Kilgore and the driver arrive at the beginning of Chapter 12?

2. What does Kilgore do after being released from the NYC police station?

3. What does Dwayne believe about himself after reading Kilgore's novel?

4. What does Kilgore imagine about himself after reading what was written on the bathroom wall?

5. What does Dwayne demand from Kilgore when he first meets him?

Short Essay Questions

1. in Chapter 12, what does the driver recognize as a difference between himself and Kilgore?

2. What happens to Kilgore after he notices that a car is following him as he walks down 42nd Street?

3. What does the scene between Dwayne and his pet dog, Sparky, infer about Dwayne's character?

4. What is one of the boring topics that Kilgore and the driver talk about when they go through Philadelphia?

5. What significance did Kilgore's comment in the police station end up having on the residents of NY?

6. Why does Kilgore think Americans are greedy?

7. What does the message written on the bathroom wall in the pornography theater say and what is Kilgore's response to it?

8. What is the difference between Dwayne's personal life and business life?

9. What is Kilgore's reason for accepting the invitation to speak at the arts festival?

10. What are the events given in the quick presentation of the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How could the Sacred Miracle Cave that Kyle and Lyle Hoover run be a metaphor for Breakfast of Champions? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, Kilgore comes up with ideas for stories and the reader learns what Now It Can Be Told is about. How do Kilgore's literary ideas and works reflect on his character? Does the reader gain valuable insight on who Kilgore is through his stories? Support your thesis with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of Kilgore's accepting to speak at the arts festival, despite a desire to remain anonymous in his writing? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.

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