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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. Who did Penny date after the narrator?
2. In what year did the narrator begin dating Charlie?
3. Where does Penny end up working when she grows up?
4. What information has the narrator discovered before going out and meeting up with Marie and friends in Chapter 10?
5. How long did the narrator date Penny?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where are the narrator's parents when he goes to visit them? What does he do?
2. Who is the final woman on Rob's list? How did their relationship come about?
3. What does Rob ask Laura when they meet at a pub in Chapter 14? What does she reply?
4. What does the protagonist think when he sees the record collection of the woman who called? Why does she have the price she does for the collection?
5. What does Rob recall about how he met Laura? What song did she request?
6. What happens when the narrator's mother calls in Chapter 2?
7. What happens the morning after Rob sleeps with Marie?
8. Who is Dick? Describe this character.
9. Where does the protagonist work? How does he describe this place?
10. What were the narrator's first two relationships like and how did they end?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the use of narrative in High Fidelity. What is the voice and tense of the novel? How does this affect the reader? Could this novel have been written in a different voice or tense? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the structure of High Fidelity. Define the terms exposition, rising action, climax, and falling action in your answer and explain where these are found in the text.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of Idolization and Reality. How does this theme apply to High Fidelity? How does the theme reflect the main character? How do idolization and reality intercede with the other major themes of the novel?
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