Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 arrives in Chapter 108?

2. What is Sissy missing when she returns to the ranch in Chapter 104?

3. What does Robbins write is not in love with England in Chapter 97?

4. The Chink places garlands of what on Sissy's thumbs in Chapter 74?

5. Dr. Robbins states in Chapter 65 that to live one must be prepared to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does The Chink express to Sissy that he realized about the Clock People waiting for the Eternity of Joy?

2. When Sissy goes to see the Chink in Part Five, what takes place on the ranch?

3. What does the Chink tell Sissy of the role of women in religion in Part Four?

4. What takes place on the Rubber Rose Ranch in Chapters 52-62 between the cowgirls and Sissy?

5. What does the Chink teach Sissy about nature in Part Four?

6. Who does the author reveal himself to be in the end of the novel? What is his objective in the plot?

7. What does Sissy do after her return home to Julian in Part Five?

8. What confrontation takes place between Dr. Goldman and Dr. Robbins in Part Four, regarding Sissy?

9. Describe the Chink's relationship with the Clock People as Sissy relates it in Part Four to Dr. Robbins.

10. Why does Julian take Sissy to see a doctor in Part Four? What is his initial reaction to Julian's concerns?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the philosophies of the Clock People and the Chink in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. What does he impart regarding Eastern and Western thought?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the major stylistic elements of Tom Robbins writing in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. What are stylistic devices? What makes Robbins stand apart to you from other authors?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the characters of Julian Gliche and Dr. Robbins. How are these men similar? What do they each vie for? How do they differ?

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