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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Does Quinn ever question where the food trays come from while he is living in the Stillman's apartment?
2. Which month is it when Quinn runs out of money while living on the streets?
3. What color is Stillman's notebook?
4. What great truth is Stillman attempting to discover through his research in Chapter 9?
5. What does Quinn discover when he enters the Stillman apartment in Chapter 13?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Quinn gives up his writing lifestyle in favor of living on the streets. Being close to the Stillmans means he can protect them. Write an essay explaining the process Quinn goes through to become a bum. Does Quinn miss his old life at any point during his time on the streets? How does he adapt to his new lifestyle? What innovative ideas does he come across to make his life easier?
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