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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 do Gene and Paul meet in the early evening in Chapter 13?
2. What else does Paul try to explain to the woman in #136?
3. How much money does Stofsky leave for Verger?
4. Where does Gene decide to store his writing for safekeeping?
5. Where does Dinah go the day after her fight with Hart?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the Go Hole not a place that Stofsky and some other characters do not feel comfortable going?
2. What impact does Hart's dalliance with Margo have on Dinah?
3. What is the significance of the radio that Kathryn rejects and Stofsky accepts?
4. What is the metaphor of both Hart and Pasternak wanting a road trip at this point in time?
5. How does Stofsky try to mend the group after the departure of Hart and Pasternak?
6. What does Agatson's verbal attack on Verger mean and why does May even defend Agatson?
7. How does Agatson's death demonstrate the futility of the lives of all the characters?
8. Why does Paul feel the need to call Estelle?
9. Why does the author position the grubby young man at the wharfside bar?
10. Why doesn't Paul mail the letters he writes to Liza?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of regret. Identify at least two examples about regret in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of regret.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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