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. What is Daniel's last name?

2. Which girl does Gene take away from the party?

3. What announcement does Stofsky make to Paul one day?

4. Who is interested in the woman in #22 at the party?

5. Stofsky often feels unloved and freakish due to ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why are the characters unable to find any clarity or purpose to their lives?

6. What does the party at Stofsky's apartment serve as a metaphor for?

7. Why is Pasternak standing in front of Christine's house when Stofsky and Hobbes try to find him in the bars?

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

9. Describe the scene where Stofsky goes to see Waters in his flat and is picked up by the asylum attendants.

10. What is the significance of Paul Hobbes writing a love letter at the beginning of the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 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 3

Describe the setting at the beginning of the novel. Does the author paint a complete picture for the reader? What, if anything, is missing?

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