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. How much money does Hart ask to borrow from Paul?

2. At the dismal bar, a man plays songs on a/an _________________.

3. Why does Christine call Paul?

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

5. Who is Hart Kennedy's former wife?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Agatson's party the worst one in the entire novel?

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

5. Why are the other characters so fascinated by the arrival of Hart Kennedy?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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