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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. Who is Arturas?
2. Of whom does the tall nurse who sends Cy home remind Cy?
3. What does a soldier ask Cy about Grace?
4. What bounces off Claudia like hail from an ox's rump?
5. What happens as Grace lies in the hospital?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does tattooing survive change?
2. How is Grace described at the beginning of "The Lady of Many Eyes"?
3. Describe the first meeting between Arturas and Claudia Overas and Cy.
4. What does Cy think he sees in a neighboring apartment that makes him question his sanity?
5. Why does Cy not knock on apartment number 104, though it draws him?
6. How does Cy compare Coney Island to Morecambe?
7. How does Cy remember Grace?
8. Describe the last image in the book and what you think is its meaning.
9. What does Grace want from Cy and why do you think she wants it?
10. What does the narrator say about the light in Brooklyn?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Part 2, "Babylon in Brooklyn," much narration is devoted to describing Coney Island. Choose one of the following and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. Compare and contrast Coney Island with Cy's boyhood home, Morecambe.
2. Find all the references to Coney Island and explain the relation of this setting to two of the major themes of the book.
3. How are Coney Island and the mystique of tattoos compatible? Not compatible?
Essay Topic 2
In Part 1, "Salvaging Renaissance," Cy thinks that every stage in the passage of life leaves physical mementos and that tattoos can be briefly upsetting, but eventually they become just part of the anatomy. Answer the following questions and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. What do the above thoughts mean to you? Do you believe the ideas to hold truth?
2. When Cy thinks that eventually tattoos become just part of the anatomy, do you think he is suggesting that tattoos have little lasting value? If so, how does he value his work?
3. If tattoos record life's moments, why do you think some people go through much pain and expense to have a tattoo removed later?
Essay Topic 3
In part 1, it is revealed that Reeda Parks nurses dying TB patients and also assists her friend in performing abortions. This dual occupation could be considered ironic for several reasons. Answer the following questions and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. Define the concept of irony.
2. Why could Reeda's two occupations be considered ironic? Use examples and detail in your explanation.
3. There are a number of ironic instances in the story. Go through the text and find several instances of ironic thoughts, statements, or events and explain the situation and why you believe it to be ironic.
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