Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dwayne believe about himself after reading Kilgore's novel?
2. Who is undergoing a mental collapse at the beginning of the book?
3. What does Dwayne demand from Kilgore when he first meets him?
4. What was The Narrator aware of and disturbed by as a young adolescent?
5. What does Kilgore's novel tell the story of?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Dwayne think he is hallucinating Wayne when he first meets him?
2. Who are the two principle characters of the novel and how are they presented in Chapter 1?
3. In Now It Can Be Told, what is the main difference between the creator of the universe and the reader?
4. What is the difference between Dwayne's personal life and business life?
5. What happens to Kilgore after he notices that a car is following him as he walks down 42nd Street?
6. What is the book the driver describes having read that Kilgore realizes is one of his own novels about?
7. What are the events given in the quick presentation of the novel?
8. Why is Harry devastated at the beginning of Chapter 13?
9. What does Dwayne do when he fails to punch Wayne outside of the hotel?
10. How did Celia, Dwayne's wife, kill herself?
Describe Breakfast of Champions in literary terms. How does is transcend conventional drama in genre, plot construction, character development, and even narration? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.
George (Bunny) Hoover and Leo Trout are the sons of the novel's two main protagonists, but minor characters themselves. Using what information is provided on these two sons, write an explanation of how these characters further develop the characters of Dwayne and Kilgore. Do the sons foil one another? Are they alike? How do their characters influence Kilgore and Dwayne? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
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.
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