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 has Kathryn found in the apartment?

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

3. How many days prior to his death did the person in #175 break up with his girlfriend?

4. Why does Kathryn tell Paul to get rid of the radio that Albert gave to Gene?

5. How does Christine feel about Gene at this point?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Stofsky hope to help his friends with his spiritual awakening?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the novel. Why does Holmes use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Holmes' writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in GO: A NOVEL.

Essay Topic 3

Restlessness takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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