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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Larry is caught off guard when Burton puts his drink down and asks Larry ________.
2. Who does Larry kiss and wish Happy New Year?
3. There is a commotion at the door and when Larry goes to see who it is;_________ falls in drunk.
4. After the two are separated, Anna attempts to send ________ away.
5. Anna wonders aloud whether she should _______for Pale.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The experience of the wake is not a happy one for Anna, as she just wants to leave as she is so uncomfortable with Robbie's family.
Part 1: Why do you think Anna couldn't quite play along with the idea that Robbie was really her boyfriend?
Part 2: Do you think that Anna should have tried to make the best of the wake rather than trying to leave it? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think that wakes help families after a death? Why or why not? If so, how? If not, why not?
Essay Topic 2
Burton makes the statement that life is about getting too personal, taking what is personal and making it the truth.
Part 1: Why do you think Burton feels so strongly about getting too personal?
Part 2: How does one take something that is personal and make it a truth?
Part 3: Why do you think that one should write "burn this" on something that is personal that has become a truth?
Essay Topic 3
Anna has put herself into solitude because of Robbie's death, not answering the door or the phone, drinking her days and nights away.
Part 1: Do you think Anna was dealing with the death in a positive way? Why or why not?
Part 2: Why do you think Anna's roommate hasn't tried to stop her drinking?
Part 3: Why do you think Anna believes alcohol is the only way to stop her feelings of pain and grief?
This section contains 352 words
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