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. What does Kilgore muse about after arriving in the city in Chapter 12?

2. Who owns part of the Holiday Inn?

3. Instead of shooting himself, what does Dwayne do in an effort to end his life?

4. Who sits near Dwayne during breakfast?

5. What does Kilgore and the person he catches a ride with talk about?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do Kilgore and the driver drive by in West Virginia and who was it founded by?

3. What is Kilgore's counter argument to the driver's stance on the need for conservation of natural resources?

4. What does Dwayne do to Francine on his violent rampage?

5. What is the reason for The Narrator saying his name is Philboyd Studge?

6. Why does the sight of The Narrator in the hotel Lobby make Kilgore nervous?

7. In Chapter 10, why does Kilgore have to sit on the floor of the truck he rides in?

8. What does The Narrator state is the spiritual climax of the novel?

9. Why did Dwayne send his son, Bunny, to a military school?

10. Who is Cyprian Ukwende and why is he staying at the Midland City Holiday Inn?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How is Wayne looking at the people in the hotel lounge through the kitchen's peephole in Chapter 19 similar to exactly what the reader is doing with Breakfast of Champions? What are the events Wayne is watching? What is their significance? Insignificance? 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

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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