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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Stillman store the treasures he finds while out walking the streets?
2. What does Quinn do after he is unable to contact Virginia by phone in Chapter 11?
3. Which two activities is Quinn forced to give up while living on the streets?
4. What great truth is Stillman attempting to discover through his research in Chapter 9?
5. How does Stillman die?
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
When Quinn is at the train station and he sees the two Stillmans, the moment is symbolic. Both men are identical in physical appearance. The objective of this lesson is to explore the meaning behind the double Stillman encounter. What do the two different Stillmans represent? Which one is real and which one is an illusion? Does Quinn choose to follow the correct one?
Essay Topic 3
Loss is a recurring theme in City of Glass. Quinn's wife and child died prior to the first chapter of the story. Write an essay that explores the idea of loss within the context of the plot. Why does the reader never find out how or when Quinn's family died? How do their deaths impact Quinn throughout the story? What are some of the reminders he comes across everyday that make him think of his family?
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