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. Why could Hart not meet Margo at her apartment?

2. Who is going to accompany Hart on his trip?

3. What news does Gene give to Paul?

4. Why does Kathryn call Paul at Bianca's apartment?

5. Who offers to be Paul's lover?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Agatson's verbal attack on Verger mean and why does May even defend Agatson?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is the Go Hole not a place that Stofsky and some other characters do not feel comfortable going?

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

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

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

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

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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