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. In Chapter 23 when Andy wakes up in the early morning and sees his friends asleep around him, how does he feel?

2. What color does Elvissa paint her nails with in Chapter 16?

3. Where does Elvissa grow up?

4. In Chapter 29, what does Dag say Bunny looks like?

5. Which of Elvissa's possessions does Claire discover at Tobias's place?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Andy describe the MacArthurs in Chapter 20?

2. According to Andy, why will this year's Christmas holiday be different at the Palmer home?

3. What does Andy's mother say on the topic of children never leaving home?

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

5. In Chapter 17, what does Dag explain will be his memory of life on earth?

6. As he explains in Chapter 29, how does Dag think he will die?

7. In Chapter 28, what do we find out was the reason Tobias was attracted to Claire?

8. When Andy and Tyler go shopping on Christmas Eve, why does Andy believe people are looking at them strangely?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss Coupland's use of imagery. How does Coupland use irony to reiterate the themes of the novel? What is the meaning behind the imagery found at the end of the novel?

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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