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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the pecking order of Robin's relationships, how does she regard Buddy in her life?
2. When was the last time Bellocq saw Nora?
3. What does Bellocq destroy when Webb leaves?
4. Where does Buddy play "Cakewalking Babies"?
5. Who is Nora's primary target when attacking Buddy and Pickett?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the image of scrambling over barbed wire meant to portray?
2. How did the fight between Buddy and Pickett start?
3. What analogy does Buddy use to describe Webb's intervention?
4. What is Buddy's relationship with Bellocq like?
5. Is Bellocq unstable?
6. How does Buddy feel about coming back home?
7. Can Buddy trust people?
8. In his description of the fight with Pickett, how does Buddy interrupt himself?
9. How does Buddy feel about John Robichaux?
10. Is Buddy helpless? How?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Webb is Buddy's oldest friend and is the one responsible for finding him. Buddy and Webb as adults seem to be polar opposites. Discuss Webb and Buddy's friendship and what role Webb plays. Why is Webb the character for these events? What does he offer to the narrative?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the statement on humanity "Coming Through Slaughter" makes with its narrative and characters.
Essay Topic 3
Buddy carries on two relationships in "Coming Through Slaughter." Both women are quite different, as are the relationships. However, there are a few circumstantial similarities. Discuss Buddy's relationship with women. How does he see them? How were these relationships toxic to him? How was he toxic to them? What is "romance" in Buddy's life?
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