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 actually William's competition for his new position in Chapter 23?

2. How do William and Abel greet each other when they meet on the streets of New York?

3. Who makes a deal with the government and is set to testify against Abel?

4. Who does Abel decide to pay $1 million to buy his shares in William's bank?

5. What is Florentyna's fake last name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Abel's plea and what her his charges in the bribery and corruption case against him?

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

3. What does Osborne's defeat for re-election mean to Abel?

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

5. What upsets Abel and provokes him to become a Congressional lobbyist?

6. How does Abel feel about the revenge he has had against William? How does it affect his family-life?

7. Why does Florentyna reject her father's offer to manage all the hotel gift shops in his chain?

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

9. What does Richard worry about telling his father about his new love, Jessie Kovats?

10. Why does Richard get so angry when he sees his girlfriend charging items on credit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the protagonist in Kane and Abel. Discuss the antagonist. Is there ever a time in the novel when it seems like they have reversed roles? Use the definition for the terms in your response.

Essay Topic 2

Define rising action as an element of plot. Discuss in detail the rising action in Kane and Abel. How does the author present it? How does the rising action flow? How does the rising action add to the suspense of the story?

Essay Topic 3

What aspects and experiences of the author's own life might be drawn upon for inspiration in Kane and Abel? Explain your answers, giving an overview of the author's life.

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