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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 do the Berrys know the radicals are starting their kidnapping and hostage plot?
2. What does "Wrench" do?
3. What dream does John have about his mother before they depart for Vienna?
4. What is Miss Miscarriage's role to be in the radicals' plan?
5. When they first meet, what does Susie think about how Franny has handled her own experience being raped?
Short Essay Questions
1. Which characters begin to take in the Berry children more after their mother dies -- and why?
2. Why is John and Frank's attorney amused at their interview with the owner of the hotel Win wants to buy?
3. How does Lilly feel after the successful publication of her first book?
4. What advice does Franny give her siblings about living in Vienna when they first arrive?
5. Why does Lilly say she wished she had stayed with Fritz back at the original Hotel New Hampshire?
6. Why does Win want a dog?
7. What does Frank tell John about what he remembers about his life in Vienna?
8. Why does "Screaming Annie" have the name she does?
9. How does the revenge scene on Chip finally conclude?
10. What is the ultimate goal of the family's revenge plan on Chip?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Franny never admits to being raped on Halloween night -- just being "beaten up." Analyze 1) what this shows the reader about her character, 2) why her family chooses to adopt this same language when speaking about what happens, and 3) what the reader is supposed to take away from the entire incident.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Franny and John's choice of spouses. Use direct quotations and examples from the text in your essay.
Essay Topic 3
"The Hotel New Hampshire" has quite a few characters who are prostitutes. Choose two prostitute characters and discuss 1) why Irving puts them in the novel, and 2) at least 3 things Irving is able to do with (or through) them that he would not be able to do with a more traditional character.
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