Jesus' Son: Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 "second man's" real name?

2. Who is the orderly at the hospital is a friend of the narrator in Story 6?

3. When did the military woman at tavern get married?

4. From whom did Bill receive two of his bullet wounds from?

5. What is the name of the narrator's roommate in Story 10 that he shaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the irony behind Bill seeing the victims of a car crash as "just meat."

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

3. In what way is the large horse pill the narrator receives in Story 9 a prize for the narrator?

4. Discuss the relationship between John Smith and Michelle.

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

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

7. What is Hardee's emergency seen in Story 6?

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

9. Explain how the relationship between the Story 8 narrator and military wife at the bar reinforces the theme of the tension between desperation and compassion.

10. Discuss the significance of the two men at the hospital the narrator sees in Story 8.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you show how a character who appears briefly or not at all has a significant presence. Show how such character functions in the book. Discuss how the character affects action, theme, or the development of other characters.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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