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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. Which of the following does Edwin not say will prevent Rosemary from landing the roles she wants?
2. Who thinks Fred getting involved with Rosemary is a mistake?
3. What do Fred and Vinnie discuss Rosemary hiring?
4. When a bulky, balding, Western-attired man seated on the aisle asks to look at a newspaper lying on the seat between him and Vinnie, what magazine does Vinnie bury herself in to avoid conversation?
5. Which phrase does not describe Rosemary?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Fido.
2. What does Chuck say about tourism in Chapter 3?
3. Explain Fred's issues with money, mentioned in Chapter 4.
4. How does Fred's mother react when her son tells her he plans to marry Roo?
5. What are Fred's concerns at the beginning of Chapter 6?
6. Why does the British Museum frustrate Fred?
7. Why does Fred leave the Vogelers' angry in Chapter 2?
8. Why does Vinnie think that a relationship between Fred and Rosemary can be nothing more than a fling?
9. Describe Chuck's appearance when he arrives at Vinnie's house late at night in Chapter 5.
10. What does Edwin say has him concerned about Mrs. Harris at the party in Chapter 6?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Vinnie is furious that Chuck did not disclose his health condition with her. Had he told her, would Chuck have lived any differently? What would Vinnie have done had Chuck told her? Would this have made Chuck's life better? Would he have died anyway? What would have been accomplished by telling Vinnie he had a health condition?
Essay Topic 2
Vinnie and Rosemary both indulge themselves in fantasy worlds that are not real. Describe the difference. Who can function more normally? Describe how they are both defense mechanisms.
Essay Topic 3
Posy's husband, Jimbo, knows she has a lover. He is OK with it so long as he never has to see the lover's face and his family life is not disrupted. How is this relationship more in line with Fred's impression of British open marriages? How does it differ from Fred's relationship with his wife?
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