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. Why does Roddy stay late at work in "The Rest of It"?

2. When David Applelow goes to his final interview with Ms. Samuel, how many other people are also waiting to be interviewed?

3. What does Will say he did right before his aunt died in "The Suicide Room"?

4. Why is David Applelow irritated when he goes to the Greek restaurant with Zach?

5. Who is Griffin with in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?

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

4. How do the main characters of "The Suicide Room" know each other?

5. What does Marnie tell David in "Futures" when she gives him her key?

6. What stories do the main characters tell in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?

7. How does Roddy feel about suggesting that Mike should write a book in "The Rest of It"?

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

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

10. When David and Zach first have a conversation in "Futures," what do they discuss?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

None of the romantic relationships in this collection are successful. Choose at least three romantic relationships to assess. What makes them failures? What message does the author convey with these relationships? What themes are constructed through these failed relationships?

Essay Topic 2

In what ways is this collection realistic fiction? Define the genre and assess the collection to see if it fits. What other genres might be applicable to this collection? Why?

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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