Go: A Novel Test | Final 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 disease does Verger have?

2. What happens when Paul tries to make love to the woman in #136?

3. What has Kathryn found in the apartment?

4. Where do Gene and Paul meet in the early evening in Chapter 13?

5. What else does Paul try to explain to the woman in #136?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the exhaustion of Hart's wildness, what does Paul begin to think about regarding another way of finding meaning in his life?

2. How do Winnie and Little Rock disrupt the dynamic of the group?

3. How does Hart's past behavior foreshadow trouble for the group?

4. What impact does Hart's dalliance with Margo have on Dinah?

5. What is Verger's current state of mind after May has left him?

6. Why does the author position the grubby young man at the wharfside bar?

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

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

9. Why does Paul not even try to defend himself when Kathryn confronts him about his letters to Liza?

10. How does Stofsky try to mend the group after the departure of Hart and Pasternak?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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