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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. What is Daniel's last name?
2. Stofsky often feels unloved and freakish due to ______________________.
(a) his inability to get published.
(b) his continual rejection by women.
(c) his lack of true friends.
(d) his mother's commitment to an insane asylum.
3. David says that Paul's monster is _____________________.
(a) his smoking habit.
(b) his wife.
(c) his drug addiction.
(d) his sense of decorum.
4. What advice did Arthur give Gene about his novel?
(a) He should abandon it.
(b) He should make a couple of edits.
(c) He should send it to the publisher.
(d) He should cut out part of it.
5. The book addresses a group of young people commonly called ________________.
(a) Generation X.
(c) The Beat Generation.
Short Answer Questions
1. What nationality is Kathryn?
2. What is the topic of an argument between Paul and Kathryn?
3. Who does Paul kiss at the party?
4. Why does Kathryn especially hate her job?
5. Kathryn believes that Paul is more interested in ________________ than her.
Short Essay Questions
1. How are psychotherapy and writing compared and which seems to help the characters in the book?
2. What do Paul and Kathryn realize about their marriage and their life as they recover from the party the next day?
3. How does Paul's lack of self-awareness drive the attachments he makes in his life?
4. Why are the characters unable to find any clarity or purpose to their lives?
5. How does the frantic behavior of the characters undermine their relationships with each other?
6. How does the author show that Kathryn is more mature than Paul?
7. What lessons does Kathryn learn regarding her father and his death?
8. Why are Paul and Kathryn at odds about his writing career and her job?
9. How does Pasternak show his immaturity regarding Georgia and his still living with his parents?
10. Why are Jack Waters' Existential thoughts not taken seriously?
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