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?
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.
After Dwayne's fateful reading of Kilgore's Now It Can Be Told, he accosts numerous people in a violent rampage. Relate what is known about the plot of Kilgore's novel and how it affects Dwayne who is in a critical mental state. Assess the plot of Kilgore's novel and how Dwayne interprets it in order to explain why Dwayne embarks on his rampage after reading it.
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.
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