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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

Create a brief character study of Kathryn Hobbes. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her during her lifetime?

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

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.

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