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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. In Chapter 10, what is Kilgore's contrary position to the driver's conversation?
2. What happens to Kilgore after he leaves the bathroom in Chapter 7?
3. What ethnicity is Cyprian Ukwende?
4. Who commits suicide at the beginning of Chapter 4?
5. What does Kilgore discover when he wakes up after walking the streets Chapter 8?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the sight of The Narrator in the hotel Lobby make Kilgore nervous?
2. What is the connection between Dwayne's house and the stream of pollution that Kilgore wades through?
3. Who is Wayne Hoobler and what does he want at Dwayne's car dealership?
4. What does Dwayne do when he fails to punch Wayne outside of the hotel?
5. Who is Cyprian Ukwende and why is he staying at the Midland City Holiday Inn?
6. Who asks Kilgore to be a keynote speaker and why?
7. What does The Narrator say about himself, Kilgore and Dwayne once they are all in the hotel lounge?
8. Why does The Narrator place himself in the hotel lounge scene?
9. What does the message written on the bathroom wall in the pornography theater say and what is Kilgore's response to it?
10. What is the book the driver describes having read that Kilgore realizes is one of his own novels about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Rabo, Beatrice and Patty are introduced as characters in the hotel lounge scene and their conversation becomes the focus of Chapter 19. Up until this chapter, The Narrator's claim that no one character is more important than any other character has been building. Support this claim - that all characters in any work are of equal importance - with Rabo, Beatrice, Patty and their conversation.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the novel, numerous coincidences are mentioned linking characters, places and events. Describe several of these coincidences and argue whether they are significant to the narrative, or trivial. How do they affect the narrative? How do they affect characters? Do they not affect anything at all? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
After seeing a message scrawled on the wall of the bathroom in the pornography theatre, Kilgore ponders the question at length. Discuss this scene with a clear thesis explaining why Kilgore devotes such attention to the question and how it affects him.
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