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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. In "The Suicide Room," what floor do Griffin and his friends visit to see the site of a suicide?
2. In "The Suicide Room," how did the boy die in Casey's story?
3. In "Futures," how does David Applelow feel when he sits with the other people interviewing for the job?
4. Who is Griffin with in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?
5. Why does Will become angry with Casey in "The Suicide Room"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Roddy feel about suggesting that Mike should write a book in "The Rest of It"?
2. What stories do the main characters tell in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?
3. In "The Rest of It," what seems to dictate Roddy's decisions?
4. Why does Will threaten to kill himself in "The Suicide Room"?
5. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?
6. What does David learn about the job he is interviewing for in "Futures"?
7. In "Futures," what happens when Marnie and Zach argue in the hallway?
8. In "Futures," why does David Applelow respond to the ad in the newspaper?
9. How do the main characters of "The Suicide Room" know each other?
10. How do Griffin and his friends get inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?
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
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?
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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