Kane and Abel 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 attempting to take over William's bank?

2. Where do William and Kate vacation in Chapter 21?

3. In Chapter 22, what does the president of the United States do to uplift the spirit of Americans?

4. In which store does Florentyna get her first job?

5. Which young character is an entrepreneur?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does William realize he has known Abel for a very long time? What made him realize it?

2. How does Henry Osborne die and what statement does his death make?

3. Why do William and Abel both attend the grand opening of Florentyna's alone, without their families?

4. Discuss the Biblical reference of this book.

5. Explain how Abel "dumped" his airline stock. What resulted?

6. When was a press conference scheduled to announce a bank merger between Lester and Kane and Cabot, and why was it canceled?

7. Who recommends William for the position of chairman at Lester Bank and why?

8. Why does Abel contribute to John Kennedy's presidential campaign?

9. Why does Abel ask Melanie Leroy to leave her stockings and garters on when they have sex after Abel returns from war?

10. How does Florentyna manage to get a job on her own merits?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?

Essay Topic 2

Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in this novel? Select a different type of conflict and explain how this story would have differed under that particular type of conflict.

Essay Topic 3

What methods and writing techniques does the author use to get readers to empathize with William and Abel?

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