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. How does Marlowe escape from his room in Chapter 26?

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

3. For what does Jules Amthor say he has treated Mrs. Grayle?

4. How much money does the hot dog vendor demand for what Marlowe wants him to do?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the fact that Marlowe goes to Anne Riordan's home after he escapes form Dr. Sonderborg's sanitarium indicate about his relationship with Anne?

2. What does Marlowe learn in Chapter 31 about Jules Amthor and his wife, Second Planting, and Dr. Sonderborg?

3. Explain how Red manages to get Marlowe onto the Montecito in Chapter 37.

4. In Chapter 37, Red asks more than once if he may accompany Marlowe onto the Montecito, but Marlowe says that he prefers to do this alone. Discuss another example of Marlowe's desire to do things on his own and remain a loner in the novel.

5. Discuss Marlowe's encounter with Dr. Sonderborg in Chapter 27 and what it indicates about Dr. Sonderborg's legitimacy as a physician.

6. Where is Moose Malloy's murderer eventually found, and what is her ultimate fate in the novel?

7. What evidence is there in Chapter 21 that Jules Amthor is a fraud?

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

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

10. Who murders Moose Malloy in Chapter 39, and what is the motivation for the killing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the major themes of this novel? Discuss at least three themes. Tell what the author is trying to say about each theme and how he depicts it. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

A number of red herrings appear in Farewell My Lovely. Discuss at least three examples of red herrings from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Three murders occur in the novel. Discuss the theme of murder in Farewell My Lovely. What are the motivations for the murders? What theme(s) or lesson(s) do you think the author is trying to convey through these incidents? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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