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 the characters' hesitance with sharing their personal truths. How are the stories that Andy, Dag, and Claire tell one another only partly truthful? Why do these characters avoid sharing their personal stories with their closest friends? How do these characters grow in this regard as the novel progresses? By the end of the novel are these characters about to tell the whole truth, or do they continue to disguise the truth?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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