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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. Whose letters does Roddy read in "The Rest of It"?
2. In "The Rest of It," what does Roddy's ex-wife advise Roddy to do?
3. After leaving the final interview with Ms. Samuel, what does David Applelow discover about his apartment?
4. In "The Suicide Room," how does Alyssa explain her brother's mental impairment?
5. In "The Rest of It," what does Mike tell Roddy he saw on the rich woman's island?
Short Essay Questions
1. Which two stories told by the characters of "The Suicide Room" seem least probable, and why?
2. How do Griffin and his friends react to being inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?
3. In "The Suicide Room," what rumors are there about the dorm room of the girl who killed herself?
4. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?
5. In "The Rest of It," what does Roddy do instead of go home after work?
6. What things does Mike tell Roddy about in "The Rest of It"?
7. How does Roddy feel about suggesting that Mike should write a book in "The Rest of It"?
8. How does David's second interview with Ms. Samuel vary from his first?
9. In "The Rest of It," how does Roddy know Mike?
10. In "Futures," what happens when Marnie and Zach argue in the hallway?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the author use mirroring in these stories? Choose at least three stories and analyze how mirroring among the characters and setting is used. What makes this device effective or ineffective?
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
The entertainment business acts as a character itself in a few of the stories in this book. Analyze the role of the entertainment business in each of these stories. How does this further the plot, character and theme development? What message is delivered about the entertainment business?
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