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Jailbird Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the limo driver wear on his uniform?



2. Why is Fender, Starbuck's friend, in prison?



3. Walter Starbuck is an ex-con, ex-capitalist, and ex-_________.



4. How did Starbuck lose all his money?



5. Israel Edel now works for ________.



Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Starbuck cry when he sees Mary Kathleen?



2. How does Starbuck view his role in the universe?



3. Why does the harp salesman want to call the police on Starbuck?



4. What does Mary Kathleen personify? What is Vonnegut saying?



5. How does Starbuck's testimony reflect his life?



6. What does Starbuck's release from prison mark?



7. How does Leen feel about Mrs. Graham? How can you tell?



8. Why doesn't Mary Kathleen remember the bad things of Starbuck's life?



9. Were Mary Kathleen's dying wishes granted? How so?



10. What ruins Sarah's and Starbuck's date? Why does she insist they leave?



Essay Topics

Real historical events are what drive the story and define the characters of "Jailbird." Discuss the force of reality on this fictional story.

Discuss whose story "Jailbird" is telling.

Discuss what Ruth embodies for Starbuck. How does she affect Starbuck's experiences after her death? What is her overall purpose in "Jailbird"?

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