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. How does Quinn feel when Virginia's phone constantly rings busy at the start of Chapter 11?

2. Which month is it when Quinn runs out of money while living on the streets?

3. What does Quinn do with the money in his bank account?

4. Who does Quinn write about in Chapter 11?

5. Which two activities is Quinn forced to give up while living on the streets?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The Tower of Babel is a symbol that reoccurs many times in City of Glass. The first time it is mentioned is in Stillman's book. Write an essay that explains why the Tower of Babel is significant within the context of the story. How do the Stillman experiments with his son and the Tower of Babel relate? What is the relation between god's language and the Tower of Babel?

Essay Topic 3

Paul Auster is an important secondary character in City of Glass. Incidentally he is also the author of the book. Write an essay that explores the reasons behind why the author named a character after himself. Does Paul Auster the author acknowledge that the character is supposed to represent him? Why is it significant that Quinn takes on the identity of Paul Auster? What kind of disposition does Paul Auster have within the context of the story?

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