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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 "Futures," who does David Applelow have a beer with in Marnie Kastopolis' apartment?
3. In "The Rest of It," who does Mike tell Roddy lived on the island with the rich woman?
4. In "Futures," how does David Applelow feel when he sits with the other people interviewing for the job?
5. Who does Mike say told him to visit the island with the rich woman in "The Rest of It"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Roddy do when his co-worker is in Ireland in "The Rest of It"?
2. How does David Applelow react to his first interview with Ms. Samuel in "Futures"?
3. In "The Rest of It," how does Roddy know Mike?
4. Why does David Applelow worry about his money in "Futures"?
5. Why is David irritated with Zach when they go to apply for jobs in "Futures"?
6. What does David learn about Zach when he takes him out to lunch in "Futures"?
7. In "The Suicide Room," what rumors are there about the dorm room of the girl who killed herself?
8. Why does Roddy call his ex-wife in "The Rest of It"?
9. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?
10. In "The Rest of It," what does Roddy do instead of go home after work?
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
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?
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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