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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 does Stofsky do when the people in #52 arrive?
(a) Pays them.
(b) Lets them search the apartment.
(c) Hides in the closet.
(d) Promises to turn down the stereo.
2. The reversal of traditional roles in a marriage is _________________ for Paul and Kathryn.
3. David says that Paul's monster is _____________________.
(a) his sense of decorum.
(b) his drug addiction.
(c) his wife.
(d) his smoking habit.
4. What does Kathryn later tell Paul when she calls him from work?
(a) He needs to pay the utility bills.
(b) She will be leaving work early today.
(c) She doesn't want Gene to bring girls to their apartment anymore.
(d) He needs to get some fresh vegetables at the market.
5. Arthur is devoted to whom?
Short Answer Questions
1. Kathryn feels that she is the one who ____________________ in the marriage.
2. David says that Gene's monster is ________________.
3. Who is Bianca?
4. What university did Paul attend?
5. Gene tactfully does not mention Paul's _____________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author show that Kathryn is more mature than Paul?
2. Why are Jack Waters' Existential thoughts not taken seriously?
3. Why are Paul and Kathryn at odds about his writing career and her job?
4. What does Paul's letter to someone named Liza signify for the plot?
5. What lessons does Kathryn learn regarding her father and his death?
6. How does the budding romance between Pasternak and Christine begin to mirror that of Paul and Kathryn's marriage?
7. How does Paul's lack of self-awareness drive the attachments he makes in his life?
8. What does the aimless behavior of the characters signify in the book?
9. Who is Christine and why is she in contrast to the other characters?
10. What is the real reason for Paul's irritation toward Pasternak, who is sleeping late in Paul's apartment?
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