Farewell, My Lovely 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 is Sergeant Galbraith?

2. Which of the following statements does not describe Mrs. Jules Amthor?

3. What kind of car does Second Planting drive at the beginning of Chapter 21?

4. Who is the beak-nosed man who questions Marlowe about Red in Chapter 35?

5. What is Marlowe wearing when he comes to at the beginning of Chapter 25?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Raymond Chandler saying about American literature through Marlowe's references to Hemingway in Chapter 24?

2. In what ways is Marlowe's relationship with Lieutenant Randall a successful collaboration with the police?

3. In Chapter 25, what evidence indicates to Marlowe that he has been drugged?

4. In Chapter 41, why does Marlowe think Mrs. Grayle has done her much-older husband a favor by dying the way she does?

5. Who does Marlowe see reading a newspaper in Chapter 26, and what does this person's presence indicate about Amthor and the two policemen who escorted Marlowe out of Amthor's house?

6. Why does Marlowe leave a message for Moose Malloy with Laird Brunette in Chapter 38?

7. Compare Jules Amthor's appearance with his wife's.

8. What does Marlowe learn about Anne Riordan's finances in Chapter 28?

9. What does Marlowe taking a ride in another large dark-colored sedan in Chapter 21 foreshadow?

10. What does the fact that the two rough-looking characters tending to Marlowe in Chapter 23 and 24 are policeman indicate about the Bay City police force?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the antagonists Philip Marlowe faces in the novel: Moose Malloy, Jules Amthor, Dr. Sonderberg, and Velma Valento/Mrs. Grayle.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the subplots in the novel. Explain how each subplot relates to the main plot and how it contributes to characterization in the novel. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the depiction of women in Farewell My Lovely. Are women in positions of leadership in the novel? What characteristics are ascribed to women in the novel? Do the men in the novel treat the women as equals, or do they try to dominate them? How does the treatment of women in the 1940's world of the novel change any from what it is in the present day? Cite at least three examples from the text to support your conclusions.

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