City of Glass Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what way does Quinn use his notebook differently in Chapter 11?

2. What does the last sentence in the red notebook read?

3. Which character does Stillman claim to have invented?

4. Which floor is Paul Auster's apartment on?

5. What does Quinn think of when he calls Virginia Stillman each night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Daniel Quinn is a solitary man. He lives a life most people could never understand. His family is gone, and not even his friends know what he does for a living. Write an essay that explains why Quinn chooses to live the lifestyle he does. What are the benefits of living a lonely lifestyle? What are the drawbacks? Does Quinn ever regret not telling anyone what he does for a living?

Essay Topic 2

Quinn only has one true friend represented in City of Glass, the counterman at Heights Luncheonette. He has been coming to Heights for years, and still does not know the name of the counterman. The two men talk about baseball every time they see each other. Write an essay that explores Quinn's friendship with the counterman. How does Quinn act differently while in the presence of his friend? What aspects of his personality change? Why has Quinn never bothered to find out the name of the counterman?

Essay Topic 3

Money and wealth mean surprisingly little to Quinn and the characters of City of Glass. Quinn lives on very little, while the Stillmans live comfortably in excess. Write an essay that explores these two different views within the context of the story. Why is Quinn comfortable with living on a limited budget? How are the Stillmans able to live in excess? Why does Quinn ask for money to work on the Stillman case when he has no intention of spending it?

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