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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 Will become angry with Casey in "The Suicide Room"?
2. How does Roddy know about Mike's cousin before Mike tells him in "The Rest of It"?
3. What does Roddy ask for at the end of "The Rest of It"?
4. How does Zach describe his older brother in "Futures"?
5. How many moths is Manion reported to have eaten?
Short Essay Questions
1. Which two stories told by the characters of "The Suicide Room" seem least probable, and why?
2. How does Roddy feel about suggesting that Mike should write a book in "The Rest of It"?
3. How do Griffin and his friends get inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?
4. What stories do the main characters tell in the beginning of "The Suicide Room"?
5. In "The Rest of It," what does Roddy do instead of go home after work?
6. Why is David irritated with Zach when they go to apply for jobs in "Futures"?
7. How do Griffin and his friends react to being inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?
8. What does Marnie tell David in "Futures" when she gives him her key?
9. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?
10. In "The Rest of It," how does Roddy know Mike?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Morality is a major theme in many of these stories. Examine how the characters develop, display and grapple with morality. Compare and contrast the differences in moral values and explore the overall message about morality when you look at the book as a whole.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze how success is defined in this collection of stories. Compare and contrast the definitions of success in a few of the stories. How are these definitions made? Who ends up being successful and why? What overall theme of success is developed when you consider the collection as a whole?
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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