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. Who is the clerk in the Emergency Room in Story 6?

2. Who is Angelique?

3. In Story 8, the narrator tells the military woman from the tavern that he is locked out of his ________.

4. In Story 7, what do the picketers outside the abortion clinic throw at the narrator when he leaves the building?

5. What type of blemish does Bill have on his face?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relevance of picketers standing outside the abortion clinic in Story 7?

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

3. Who is the narrator searching for in Seattle in Story 9? What does he recall about this person?

4. Briefly describe the "second man" in Story 8.

5. Discuss the importance of Terrence's knife in Story 6.

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

7. What is the irony behind the title of the story "Happy Hour"?

8. Where does the action of the second part of Story 8 take place? Describe this location.

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. 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

Select a moment or scene from Jesus' Son that you find especially memorable. Write an essay in which you identify the moment or scene, explain its relationship to the book, and analyze the reasons for its effectiveness.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay in which you explain the religious allusion that predominates in Jesus' Son, and analyze how it enhances the book's overall meaning.

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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