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. With whom is Verger in love?

2. Who is Stofsky's former literature professor?

3. Where is Kathryn going for the weekend?

4. Paul says that _______________ is about feeling so deeply that you go beyond it, to the end of feeling, and to a loss of interest in everything.

5. Gene says that Paul is always _______________________.

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

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

4. How does Agatson's death demonstrate the futility of the lives of all the characters?

5. How do Paul and Pasternak feel about the tension between them regarding Pasternak's affair with Kathryn?

6. What is the metaphor of both Hart and Pasternak wanting a road trip at this point in time?

7. What is significant about the questions asked by the characters?

8. How does the author use foreshadowing in Agatson's invitation to his "last birthday" party?

9. Who seems to be the only truly loving person in this group of friends?

10. What does Hart's misbehavior highlight regarding love and the need to protect relationships?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Holmes uses beautifully descriptive language in the book to help his readers see his world from his perspective. Without referring to the book, describe Manhattan using only your recall of Holmes' descriptions. How do you visualize the city of Manhattan now that you have read Holmes' GO: A NOVEL?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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