Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture 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. Which of the following is not included in Bunny's list of "what makes a party"?

2. Who picks Andy up from the airport in Chapter 24?

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

4. What does Elvissa describe doing after the age of 25 that is "just plain scary"?

5. What does Andy equate buying a house with in Chapter 25?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Andy say is the kiss of death, personality-wise in Chapter 25?

2. In Chapter 20, what does Andy suggest is the best way to stop dogs from begging at the dinner table?

3. In her story in Chapter 18, what does Elvissa notice about the apartment Curtis is staying at?

4. What does Dag do to the Aston Martin convertible that is parked not far from Larry's Bar?

5. What does Andy do for his family on Christmas morning?

6. What does Andy describe planing in his parents' back yard in Chapter 23?

7. What does Andy say about his brother Tyler's group of friends, the "Global Teens"?

8. In Chapter 17, what does Claire describe as her memory of life on earth?

9. What does Andy explain about his father's health in Chapter 25?

10. What types of people are in attendance at Bunny Hollander's New Year's Eve party?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the sun motif. What does sun and light represent in this novel? How do the three main characters view the sun? Do their views of the sun and light change as the novel progresses? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the climax of the novel. What happens, and why is it significant? How does it impact the protagonist?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of materialism in Generation X. How do the main characters feel about materialism? In what way is materialism connected with the characters' families and the setting of the novel? What is a yuppie?

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