Breakfast of Champions Test | Final 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 the person who recognizes Kilgore at the hotel claim he has returned from?

2. Who founded the coal mining in the place Kilgore drives through?

3. Who is the first victim of Dwayne's psychotic, violent rampage?

4. What has Kilgore often imagined that he remembers when he sees The Narrator in the lounge?

5. Who are Kyle and Lyle?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does The Narrator make note of in Chapter 17 about his and Bunny's mothers?

3. When Kilgore and Dwayne finally meet as foretold in Chapter 1, what is the cause of their meeting?

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

5. Why is Harry devastated at the beginning of Chapter 13?

6. How are Wayne and the reader similar to one another in Chapter 19?

7. What is the connection between Dwayne's house and the stream of pollution that Kilgore wades through?

8. What does The Narrator say about himself, Kilgore and Dwayne once they are all in the hotel lounge?

9. Why does Bunny not fight back when his father, Dwayne, assaults him in the hotel lounge?

10. What is the conflict that Dwayne might have with his twin brothers, Lyle and Kyle?

Essay Topics

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

There are amateurish illustrations at the beginning of the novel. Kilgore has written numerous works of fiction, but they are published as filler material in pornographic magazines. What is parallel between the accompanying illustrations to Breakfast of Champions' text and the images Kilgore's stories accompany in the pornographic magazines. Is there a parallel, or is it as insignificant as much of the details involved in the novel? Provide 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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