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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Waters do to Stofsky's wristwatch?

2. Why does Kathryn not want to go to David's party?

3. The woman mentioned in #68 is described as __________________.

4. Stofsky quotes a poem written by ________________.

5. Who is trying to kick a morphine habit?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the characters at the party revel in the excitement of it?

2. Who is Christine and why is she in contrast to the other characters?

3. What is the significance of Paul Hobbes writing a love letter at the beginning of the novel?

4. Why are Jack Waters' Existential thoughts not taken seriously?

5. How are psychotherapy and writing compared and which seems to help the characters in the book?

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. What do Paul and Kathryn realize about their marriage and their life as they recover from the party the next day?

9. Why is Pasternak standing in front of Christine's house when Stofsky and Hobbes try to find him in the bars?

10. What does Paul's letter to someone named Liza signify for the plot?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of David Stofsky. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him during his lifetime?

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Paul, Kathryn, Pasternak and Stofsky. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, and socialization.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Holmes' writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in GO: A NOVEL.

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