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. Why is Dwayne's wife dead?

2. Who sits near Dwayne during breakfast?

3. What does The Narrator foreshadow about Dwayne and Kilgore?

4. Who does Dwayne believe the insight he gains from reading Kilgore's novel is from?

5. Who also checks into the hotel along with Cyprian?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are the relationships between the pets and Kilgore and Dwayne different?

3. Who asks Kilgore to be a keynote speaker and why?

4. What does Dwayne do in Chapter 4 that alludes to his increasing mental instability?

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

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

7. Who is Wayne Hoobler and what does he want at Dwayne's car dealership?

8. Why are the majority of Kilgore's writings in pornographic magazines?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the Prologue, The Narrator describes his childhood, including his relationship with Phoebe Hurty whose atypical views largely influenced The Narrator's views. Based on the information The Narrator provides and what the reader learns about Kilgore throughout the novel, is it possible that Kilgore is a self representation of The Narrator? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Does Breakfast of Champions have a conclusion? Is it an unfulfilled conclusion? Is there no conclusion at all? Support you answer with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 22, The Narrator decides to speed up the pace of the narrative. What does he do in order to accomplish this? Does it in any way contradict his previous claim of all characters and details being of equal importance? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.

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