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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 does Harry send Kittredge as a present in Part IV, Chapter five?

2. What does Harry offer to do after Harvey listens to the tape he made?

3. As Harry starts going through the CIA training, what does Harry lie about during his lie detector test?

4. Where is estate of Harry and his wife, Kittredge, located in 1983?

5. What is the name of the American girl that Dix Butler picks up at a nightclub?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Harry and Kittredge come to be together?

2. How has Harry become more of a man in Part II, Chapters 5 - 10?

3. What does Harvey keep doing with Harry's cryptogram?

4. What does Harry's mistress, Chloe, call to tell him after Kittredge locks herself in her bedroom?

5. Why is Harry's development as a man and CIA agent still incomplete?

6. How does Kittredge get into experimenting with LSD?

7. How do all the different names represented by cryptograms reinforce the concept of Alpha and Omega?

8. What are the three different versions of the CIA man that are presented in Omega VII - Omega XII of "Harlot's Ghost"?

9. What is an example from "Harlot's Ghost" where Harry's instincts go against the official Agency policies?

10. What does Harry discover about Kittredge and Dix Butler in Omega XII?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Harry's life in Part II, Chapters 11 - 16, is dominated by strong male figures, the most important of which are Harlot and Harvey. Analyze the characters of Harlot and Harvey, examining how they dominate Harry's life. How is Harry beginning to orchestrate his seeming independence from Harvey? How do Hugh's clam that the agency functions as "soldiers of God" fall in line with Harry succumbing to the morals of a patriarchy? How have the both shaped Harry as a man?

Essay Topic 2

Harry tells many stories throughout the action of the main story. Explore the author's use of the literary device story-within-a-story in the novel "Harlot's Ghost". Is the author using stories-within-a-story to parody views of the world? Or is the author using stories-within-a-story to give background about particuliar characters or events? How is this literary device effective in the novel "Harlot's Ghost", or is it effective?

Essay Topic 3

"Harlot's Ghost" is the story Harry Hubbard's adventures in the CIA and life. Throughout the book, he goes through tremendous changes and is no longer that same person as he was at the beginning of his life. Explore the theme of coming of age, and analysis the changes in Harry's character throughout the novel. What does coming of age mean? How did meeting Kittredge change Harry's life? How have Harry's ideals and goals changed throughout his life? What has Harry learned about himself and life?

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