Farewell, My Lovely Test | Final Test - Hard

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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

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 2

Discuss the character of Philip Marlowe and the elements that make him a typical hard-boiled detective fiction protagonist. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Velma Valento/Mrs. Grayle's relationships with Mitch Malloy, Lindsay Marriott, Philip Marlowe, and Mr. Grayle. Do you think she loves any of them? Which man do you think she loves or wants most? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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