Junky Test | Mid-Book 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 does Bill start buying drugs from in this chapter?

2. What type of drugs do Bill and Mary buy?

3. With whom does Subway Slim leave the bar?

4. What does Bill suspect Nick and his friends do?

5. What does Bill take before he goes to sleep?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the difference between Burroughs' use of dialogue when talking to the police and his use of dialogue when talking to friends?

2. What does Roy say to Lee at Lee's apartment in the opening ten pages?

3. How do things change when Hermann is arrested?

4. What is Bill's opinion on marijuana?

5. Why is Herman arrested?

6. What happens to Marvin when he takes junk?

7. Who is Jack?

8. How does Bill try to reduce his heroin habit?

9. How did Bill escape from the army?

10. Describe the fight that occurs in the opening ten pages.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss differences between the novel and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can novelists express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?

Essay Topic 2

Examine withdrawal from heroin as described in the book.

1) What does Lee feel and suffer during withdrawal?

2) How can withdrawal from heroin be made easier?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is set in New York, New Orleans, Texas and Mexico.

1) What meaning does each setting bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that was set in these locations?

2) How different do you think the cities are today to the cities and states in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in contemporary society?

3) How do you think settings of the novel contribute the drug theme?

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