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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 Stofsky do when the people in #52 arrive?

2. How had Stofsky's father reacted when Stofsky told him he was a homosexual?

3. After Gene and Christine leave the bar, Paul and Kathryn discuss ________________________.

4. Paul tells Kathryn that it is _________________ for her to be attracted to someone else.

5. What is Bill's last name?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Stofsky try to mend the group after the departure of Hart and Pasternak?

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

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

4. What Biblical allusions can be drawn about Stofsky's selflessness and loving behavior?

5. How does Paul's lack of self-awareness drive the attachments he makes in his life?

6. What is the premise of GO?

7. What is the significance of the radio that Kathryn rejects and Stofsky accepts?

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

9. How are Paul and Kathryn at odds regarding their different emotional needs?

10. What does the party at Stofsky's apartment serve as a metaphor for?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Holmes' use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 3

How does Holmes use the literary technique of local color in GO: A NOVEL? What elements comprise local color? Give some examples of the local color in Manhattan establishments, in the characters, and in the events.

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