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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. Where has Kathryn gone for the weekend so that Paul can write?
2. Gene becomes deeply involved with whom?
3. What is Paul and Kathryn's favorite restaurant?
4. What is Gene's last name?
5. How long have Paul and Kathryn been married?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are Paul and Kathryn at odds about his writing career and her job?
2. Why are the characters unable to find any clarity or purpose to their lives?
3. What is the premise of GO?
4. Why do the characters at the party revel in the excitement of it?
5. Why is Pasternak standing in front of Christine's house when Stofsky and Hobbes try to find him in the bars?
6. How are Paul and Kathryn at odds regarding their different emotional needs?
7. What does the aimless behavior of the characters signify in the book?
8. What do Paul and Kathryn realize about their marriage and their life as they recover from the party the next day?
9. Describe the scene where Stofsky goes to see Waters in his flat and is picked up by the asylum attendants.
10. What does the conversation regarding infidelity reveal about Paul and Kathryn's marriage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Stofsky spends some alone time throughout the novel to contemplate his life. What does he think about? What conclusions does he arrive at? Explain why he is in a contemplative mood at this point in time.
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study of Paul Hobbes. 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 3
Create a brief character study of Gene Pasternak. 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?
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