Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture Test | Lesson Plans 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. What TV character does Andy compare his brother Tyler to?

2. In Chapter 20, what does Dag tell Andy he wants to do with his future?

3. On Christmas Eve, who does Andy's father shout at on the TV?

4. In Chapter 23, what does Andy say he used to sow randomly in his parents' back yard?

5. What local monument does Andy visit in Portland before heading to the airport to fly back to California?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Coupland's use of irony. How does Coupland use irony to reiterate the themes of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the protagonist of Generation X, Andy Palmer. What are his defining character traits? What is he struggling with throughout the narrative? Describe his lifestyle and outlook on life. Is Andy truthful with himself and his friends? How does he progress throughout the novel?

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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