Ladies and Gentlemen Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Adam Ross
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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 suggests that Mike should write a book about his life in "The Rest of It"?

2. How wide is the ledge Will walks on in "The Suicide Room"?

3. Where is Roddy in the beginning of "The Rest of It"?

4. In "The Rest of It," who does Mike say his cousin killed?

5. How does David Applelow react when he first sees Zach fighting with Marnie in the hallway?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Griffin and his friends react to being inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?

2. What does David learn about Zach when he takes him out to lunch in "Futures"?

3. How does David's second interview with Ms. Samuel vary from his first?

4. In "The Rest of It," what seems to dictate Roddy's decisions?

5. Which two stories told by the characters of "The Suicide Room" seem least probable, and why?

6. In "The Rest of It," what does Roddy do instead of go home after work?

7. What happens when Will walks along the ledge of the dorm building in "The Suicide Room"?

8. In "The Suicide Room," what rumors are there about the dorm room of the girl who killed herself?

9. What does David learn about the job he is interviewing for in "Futures"?

10. In "Futures," why does David Applelow respond to the ad in the newspaper?

Essay Topics

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

Consider the collection as a whole. Is there an overall theme that runs through each story? Define and analyze this theme. What does the author convey about this theme after reading every story?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the role of setting in this book. Consider how the setting influences the character, plot and themes. How does the setting sometimes act as a character itself? How is the setting often a symbol? What is effective and ineffective about Adam Ross' use of setting throughout this book?

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