Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture Test | 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. In his story, what did the Japanese girl Andy lived with keep as a pet?

2. Who is Bunny Hollander?

3. Who shows up at the party to speak to Dag?

4. What is the stick that Claire finds in New York shaped like?

5. According to Andy's brother, Tyler, whose birthday is January 8th?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the writing style of the novel Generation X. How does Coupland convey the tone of the novel? What techniques does Coupland use to connect the writing style with the themes of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the language of the novel. What is the meaning behind the title of the chapters? Discuss the unique language in the novel. How is the language a reflection of the lifestyles and attitudes of the main characters?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Andy's, Claire's, and Dag's transformation. Do they all grow and transform equally? How do their personal transformations come about? How are their transformations conveyed to the reader? What symbols and metaphors does the author use to illustrate these important events?

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