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. At the beginning of "The Rest of It," what does Mike tell Roddy he once did on a boat?

2. During David Applelow's final interview with Ms. Samuel, what does he guess?

3. What happens after Will walks past Griffin at the end of "The Suicide Room"?

4. Why does David Applelow take Zach to a Greek restaurant in "Futures"?

5. Why does Alyssa's reaction to the dorm of the girl who committed suicide upset Griffin in "The Suicide Room"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does David Applelow worry about his money in "Futures"?

3. In "The Suicide Room," what rumors are there about the dorm room of the girl who killed herself?

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

5. What things does Mike tell Roddy about in "The Rest of It"?

6. Why is David irritated with Zach when they go to apply for jobs in "Futures"?

7. In "The Rest of It," why does Roddy enjoy talking to Mike?

8. In "The Rest of It," how does Roddy know Mike?

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

10. Why does Will threaten to kill himself in "The Suicide Room"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

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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