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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. Why can't Will get inside the dorm where the girl committed suicide in "The Suicide Room"?
2. How does Ms. Samuel introduce Dr. Pip Love-Wellman to David Applelow?
3. Who does Mike say told him to visit the island with the rich woman in "The Rest of It"?
4. Why does David Applelow want to impress Ms. Samuel when he first meets her?
5. Where is Roddy in the beginning of "The Rest of It"?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Rest of It," why does Roddy enjoy talking to Mike?
2. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?
3. What stories do the main characters tell in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?
4. How does Roddy feel about suggesting that Mike should write a book in "The Rest of It"?
5. Why does Will threaten to kill himself in "The Suicide Room"?
6. How does Roddy react to speaking with his ex-wife in "The Rest of It"?
7. What does Roddy do when his co-worker is in Ireland in "The Rest of It"?
8. What things does Mike tell Roddy about in "The Rest of It"?
9. How does David's second interview with Ms. Samuel vary from his first?
10. What does David learn about the job he is interviewing for in "Futures"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many of the stories in this collection have vague or unclear endings. What role do these endings serve? What do the endings bring to a close? What message does the author convey with vague endings?
Essay Topic 2
How does the author use mirroring in these stories? Choose at least three stories and analyze how mirroring among the characters and setting is used. What makes this device effective or ineffective?
Essay Topic 3
Many characters harbor secret desires in this collection. Compare and contrast at least two stories that focus on secret desires. How are they similar? How are they different? What lesson does the author create about secret desires through these stories?
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