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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. Who is Stofsky's therapist?

2. Gene tactfully does not mention Paul's _____________________.

3. Gene becomes deeply involved with whom?

4. Who is the young mother who Paul and Kathryn meet at the party?

5. What advice did Arthur give Gene about his novel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What lesson have Paul and Pasternak learned that maybe Stofsky still has to be enlightened about?

4. What does Paul come to understand about his infidelity in the letters he has written to Liza?

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

6. Why is Paul unaware of his true feelings about Kathryn?

7. What is the real reason for Paul's irritation toward Pasternak, who is sleeping late in Paul's apartment?

8. Instead of their immature treatment of Kathryn, what is really important to Paul and Pasternak?

9. What is it about Hart that makes him become the group's leader?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The author begins the story in the present day and tells the story through some flashbacks. Why did he choose to tell his story this way? In what way is a flashback technique more interesting for a reader? In what ways is it more complicated?

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