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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 is the narrator's marital status in Story 2?

2. What type of weapon is the narrator carrying on him in Story 2?

3. What is the narrator holding when he stops a semi-truck after the accident in Story 1?

4. According to the narrator of Story 3, at ________ some of the most terrible things happen to him.

5. The narrator states that ________ is like a railroad club car that had somehow run itself off the tracks into a swamp of time where it awaited the blows of the wrecking ball.

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Georgie portrayed by the narrator in Story 6. How do the narrator and Georgie know each other?

2. Who is Thatcher? What type of relationship does Thatcher have with the narrator?

3. Discuss the relevance of the baby rabbits to Story 6.

4. Who does the term "other man" refer to in Story 8.

5. Describe The Vine as seen in Story 3.

6. Who encourages the narrator of Story 5 to work with him? What type of work do they perform? Explain.

7. Who is the only female in Story 7 that is given a name? Why is she the only one the narrator names?

8. How does the narrator and Dundun deal with the death of McInnes?

9. In what way is the title "Emergency" a direct metaphor of the narrator's life in Story 6?

10. How does Bill define him? What is his perspective on the world? Explain.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the significance and affect of the narrator being without a name. How does this characteristic contribute to the overall message of Jesus' Son?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the narrator's relationships with the different women in the book. How is each relationship similar and how are they different?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the ending of Jesus' Son. Explain precisely how and why the ending appropriately or inappropriately concludes the book.

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