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. What does Anne Riordan say she wants from Marlowe at the end of Chapter 40?

2. According to Jules Amthor, who is stupid?

3. Whose office does Marlowe walk into at the beginning of Chapter 27?

4. Who tries to talk Marlowe into returning to his room in Chapter 27?

5. What does Lieutenant Randall accuse Marlowe of stealing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Marlowe rejected by the bouncers for the Montecito?

2. 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?

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

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

5. Explain how Officer Olson is a red herring in Chapter 35.

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

7. In Chapter 33, what explanation does Sergeant Galbraith give for putting Marlowe into Sonderborg's hospital?

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

9. Explain the lie in which Mrs. Morrison is caught in Chapter 30 and how that lie affects her credibility.

10. What evidence implicates Moose Malloy in Jessie Florian's murder?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Farewell My Lovely takes place in Los Angeles during the 1940's. Discuss how the geographical and chronological setting affect the story and how the characters and story might differ if Raymond Chandler had set the novel in the United States during the present instead. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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