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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. Why does David like waiting for his final interview with Ms. Samuel?
3. What makes David Applelow nervous about his job interview in "Futures"?
4. At the end of "The Rest of It," why does Roddy want to avoid Mike?
5. What happens after Will walks past Griffin at the end of "The Suicide Room"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What stories do the main characters tell in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?
2. How does Roddy react to speaking with his ex-wife in "The Rest of It"?
3. What does Marnie tell David in "Futures" when she gives him her key?
4. Why does Roddy call his ex-wife in "The Rest of It"?
5. How do the main characters of "The Suicide Room" know each other?
6. In "The Rest of It," why does Roddy enjoy talking to Mike?
7. When David and Zach first have a conversation in "Futures," what do they discuss?
8. How does David Applelow react to his first interview with Ms. Samuel in "Futures"?
9. In "The Rest of It," how does Roddy know Mike?
10. In "The Rest of It," what seems to dictate Roddy's decisions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The stories in this collection are narrated by both first and third person narrators. Examine the use of both styles of narration. Why does the author use each when he does? What purpose does each style of narration have? What are the strengths and weaknesses of both styles in this collection?
Essay Topic 2
Many of the characters in this collection of stories are opposites of one another. Analyze the use of opposite characters within a story or stories. How do they develop the plot? How do they develop the themes?
Essay Topic 3
Analyze the use of dialogue in these stories to develop the plot, characters and themes. In what ways is the use of dialogue strong? In what ways is it weak? How does the author's style of dialogue affect the reader's understanding of the story and themes?
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