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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 more than one iteration on the theme of regret. Identify at least two examples about regret in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of regret.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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