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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Nick's goal?
2. In the story for Chapter 10, where is the American couple staying?
3. Who does the wife speak to on her way out of the building?
4. Who is Hubert Elliot in the story in Chapter 9?
5. What does Peduzzi try to get before leaving the young American man?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the significance of the Memoir of Chapter 6 and the story that follows it--"A Very Short Story." How does the information in this Memoir flow into the Story? Is this different from the other examples in the book? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
In the story in Chapter 4, "The Three-Day Blow," Nick likens his behavior of breaking up with Marjorie to the storms that are called Three-Day Blows. What is meant by a Three-Day Blow? Why does Nick compare his actions to it? Is he being reasonable or just trying to justify his behavior?
Essay Topic 3
War is a recurring theme in the Memoirs and in some of the Stories in the book. How are killing and war perceived by the young men when it seems like sport at first? How do the perceptions change when they are seriously wounded, as Nick is? How do they manage the aftermath of war and the personal toll it takes on them?
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