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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. Where does the narrator of New York Day Women work?
2. What promise does Catherine make to Princesse?
3. What condition does Lamort impose on Raymond’s request to touch her breasts?
4. What does Lamort’s grandmother say posterity is?
5. What happened to Lamort’s mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. What significance does the girl’s name have, in The Missing Peace?
2. What is the girl’s relationship with Raymond?
3. What kind of people typically stay in the Lamort’s grandmother’s hotel?
4. What is Princesse’s relationship with Catherine?
5. What is the woman’s relationship with the character in the earlier stories?
6. What does the woman plan to tell her son if he wakes up and sees her with a man?
7. How is Catherine, as an artist, different from other characters in Krik? Krak!?
8. How is Seeing Things Simply framed?
9. What role do the angels play in Night Women?
10. What is the role of ‘posterity’ in The Missing Peace?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Where is the climax of this book? Are there different climaxes? What questions does each climax resolve? What questions does each climax leave unanswered?
Essay Topic 2
In what ways is Krik? Krak! relevant to contemporary readers? What contemporary issues are in play in the book, and how would the book contribute to contemporary discussion? Cite specific discussions from contemporary sources, and cite specific instances from the book, that describe its contemporary relevance.
Essay Topic 3
Use this book as a meditation on the value of a five-star rating system. Is a five-star system sufficient to a book like this? Would you need to have sub-topics for the rating system, for plot, characterization, language, etc? What other sub-topics would you need? What value or importance gets lost in a five-star scale? Design a scale that would be better for this book.
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