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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 Gene's last name?
2. What is Paul's last name?
3. Kathryn feels that she is the one who ____________________ in the marriage.
(a) sacrifices the most.
(b) loves the most.
(c) is more vested.
4. Kathryn's support of Gene and Christine's affair shows that _______________________.
(a) she has loose morals.
(b) she likes Gene.
(c) her thoughts of her own marriage are changing.
(d) she tries to be a good person.
5. What does Paul give to Gene one night when they are at a bar?
(a) The bar tab.
(b) His manuscript.
(c) A coat.
(d) His apartment key.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Gene live with his parents?
2. What literary device does the author use when describing the sight of the big man beating up the little man over a woman outside a bar?
3. Where did Paul grow up?
4. How had Stofsky's father reacted when Stofsky told him he was a homosexual?
5. Why is Gene mad at the girl in #26?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Chapter 2 reveal about Paul and Kathryn's marriage and the strain that Paul's hopeful writing career places on it?
2. How does the fight between the two men over a woman serve as a metaphor for what may lie ahead for Paul and Kathryn?
3. How does Pasternak show his immaturity regarding Georgia and his still living with his parents?
4. What is an example of how the post-war search for meaning is taking on toll on people?
5. Describe the scene where Stofsky goes to see Waters in his flat and is picked up by the asylum attendants.
6. What does the conversation regarding infidelity reveal about Paul and Kathryn's marriage?
7. What does Paul's letter to someone named Liza signify for the plot?
8. How are Paul and Kathryn at odds regarding their different emotional needs?
9. What does the aimless behavior of the characters signify in the book?
10. Why are the characters unable to find any clarity or purpose to their lives?
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