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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What time of day does Quinn leave his alley to go buy food?
2. Which notable character in City of Glass is the narrator friends with?
3. How does Quinn react to being left a tray of food in Chapter 13?
4. The initials H. D. were originally meant to refer to which character?
5. What does Quinn bring with him every morning when he goes out to track Stillman?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Toward the end of City of Glass, Quinn spends his days living at the abandoned Stillman apartment. Every time he wakes he finds a tray of food next to him. Write an essay explaining the scene in which Quinn wakes to find the tray of food waiting. Why is Quinn not surprised to find food waiting for him? Who might possibly be the one providing it? Could the food be a figment of his imagination?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Another recurring theme in City of Glass is that of multiple identities. Quinn has three identities other than his own: Max Work, William Wilson, and Paul Auster. Write an essay that explores the idea of multiple identities within the context of the plot. In what way is Quinn able to use these different identities to his advantage? When is he able to use them? Are other characters aware of these identities?
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