Go: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. Who is Stofsky's therapist?

3. Where does Gene live with his parents?

4. Why had Christine called Paul earlier in the day?

5. How does Paul feel when seeing the fight between the two men over the woman?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the conversation regarding infidelity reveal about Paul and Kathryn's marriage?

2. Why are Paul and Kathryn at odds about his writing career and her job?

3. How does the author show that Kathryn is more mature than Paul?

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

5. How does the fight between the two men over a woman serve as a metaphor for what may lie ahead for Paul and Kathryn?

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

7. What lessons does Kathryn learn regarding her father and his death?

8. How does the frantic behavior of the characters undermine their relationships with each other?

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

10. Why is it not out of place for someone like Stofsky to talk about psychological issues during this time period?

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

Compare and contrast Paul and Pasternak. What do they have in common? What are their primary differences? Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?

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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