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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. When Paul cannot concentrate on his book, he goes out because he is ______________.
(c) lacking inspiration.
2. Each of the characters is searching for?
(a) Better jobs.
(b) The key to their pasts.
(c) Something to believe in.
(d) True love.
3. What does Verger bring to Paul and Kathryn's party?
(a) Chips and dip.
4. In what state does Hart Kennedy live?
(d) New York.
5. Paul tells Kathryn that it is _________________ for her to be attracted to someone else.
(b) a sin.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Paul grow up?
2. Kathryn's support of Gene and Christine's affair shows that _______________________.
3. What branch of the service did Paul serve in during World War II?
4. Stofsky often feels unloved and freakish due to ______________________.
5. Why had Christine called Paul earlier in the day?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Paul and Kathryn realize about their marriage and their life as they recover from the party the next day?
2. Why do the characters at the party revel in the excitement of it?
3. How does the budding romance between Pasternak and Christine begin to mirror that of Paul and Kathryn's marriage?
4. How does Pasternak show his immaturity regarding Georgia and his still living with his parents?
5. What does Chapter 2 reveal about Paul and Kathryn's marriage and the strain that Paul's hopeful writing career places on it?
6. How are psychotherapy and writing compared and which seems to help the characters in the book?
7. What are some of the ways in which Stofsky searches for meaning in his life?
8. What is the significance of Paul Hobbes writing a love letter at the beginning of the novel?
9. What lessons does Kathryn learn regarding her father and his death?
10. Why are Paul and Kathryn at odds about his writing career and her job?
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