Farewell, My Lovely 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. Where is Little Velma found in Chapter 41?

2. What is the Montecito?

3. When Marlowe begins to hallucinate in Chapter 25, what does he realize?

4. What does Marlowe eat at the beginning of Chapter 28?

5. In Chapter 34, why does Marlowe approach the hot dog vendor?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast any three female characters in Farewell My Lovely. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the depiction of African American characters and the concept of racism in the novel Farewell My Lovely. What stereotypes do you see in the novel's depiction of minority characters? Is the depiction appropriate for the 1940's era in which the novel is set? How does the depiction of the Indian character, Second Planting, compare with the depiction of African American characters? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Philip Marlowe's relationship with Anne Riordan. Is Marlowe attracted to Anne? Is Anne attracted to Marlowe? How does the relationship help and/or hinder the solving of the murders Marlowe is investigating? How does the relationship change over the course of the novel? What do you think the author intends to convey or accomplish by including this relationship in the novel? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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