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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 Griffin with in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?
2. Why does David like waiting for his final interview with Ms. Samuel?
3. Why does Roddy go to another professor's house in "The Rest of It"?
4. When the narrator of "The Suicide Room" looks to the future, what reason is given for Casey's downfall?
5. How does Roddy feel when he returns to work on Monday in "The Rest of It"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Griffin and his friends get inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?
2. What happens when Will walks along the ledge of the dorm building in "The Suicide Room"?
3. Which two stories told by the characters of "The Suicide Room" seem least probable, and why?
4. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?
5. Why is David irritated with Zach when they go to apply for jobs in "Futures"?
6. In "The Suicide Room," what rumors are there about the dorm room of the girl who killed herself?
7. How does David's second interview with Ms. Samuel vary from his first?
8. How does Roddy feel about suggesting that Mike should write a book in "The Rest of It"?
9. In "The Rest of It," what does Roddy do instead of go home after work?
10. In "Futures," why does David Applelow respond to the ad in the newspaper?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze family as a reoccurring topic and theme in this collection. What role does family play in the individual stories? What is the commentary presented about this topic?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the use of prose and descriptive passages in two of the stories in this collection. Consider the times the author uses lengthy and detailed passages vs. short, clipped ones. How does each style affect the story to which they belong? What might account for the variety in writing styles?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the differing roles the author constructs for adults and teenagers/children in these stories. Consider how they interact with each other as well as themselves. What message is conveyed about age groups?
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