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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The reversal of traditional roles in a marriage is _________________ for Paul and Kathryn.
2. Who helps Gene in his involvement with the woman in #55?
3. To whom is Paul writing a love letter?
4. What does Kathryn later tell Paul when she calls him from work?
(a) She will be leaving work early today.
(b) She doesn't want Gene to bring girls to their apartment anymore.
(c) He needs to get some fresh vegetables at the market.
(d) He needs to pay the utility bills.
5. What does Paul give to Gene one night when they are at a bar?
(a) A coat.
(b) His apartment key.
(c) His manuscript.
(d) The bar tab.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Paul annoyed with Gene at the beginning of the novel?
2. Why does Kathryn not want to go to David's party?
3. Who does Paul fall in love with when he returns to Columbia after his military discharge?
4. What does Gene spend his time doing now?
5. Which girl does Gene take away from the party?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the party at Stofsky's apartment serve as a metaphor for?
2. What are some of the ways in which Stofsky searches for meaning in his life?
3. How does the author show that Kathryn is more mature than Paul?
4. How does the frantic behavior of the characters undermine their relationships with each other?
5. What do Paul and Kathryn realize about their marriage and their life as they recover from the party the next day?
6. How does Pasternak show his immaturity regarding Georgia and his still living with his parents?
7. What lessons does Kathryn learn regarding her father and his death?
8. How does the budding romance between Pasternak and Christine begin to mirror that of Paul and Kathryn's marriage?
9. What does the aimless behavior of the characters signify in the book?
10. Why is Pasternak standing in front of Christine's house when Stofsky and Hobbes try to find him in the bars?
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