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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. What does Mike claimed happened to all the animals on the rich woman's island in "The Rest of It"?
3. What does Griffin think when he sees Will walk past the window at the end of "The Suicide Room"?
4. Why does Roddy dislike where he lives in "The Rest of It"?
5. How does David Appelow know Marnie Kastopolis?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Roddy do when his co-worker is in Ireland in "The Rest of It"?
2. In "The Suicide Room," what rumors are there about the dorm room of the girl who killed herself?
3. In "The Rest of It," how does Roddy know Mike?
4. In "Futures," what happens when Marnie and Zach argue in the hallway?
5. Which two stories told by the characters of "The Suicide Room" seem least probable, and why?
6. What does Marnie tell David in "Futures" when she gives him her key?
7. In "The Rest of It," what seems to dictate Roddy's decisions?
8. In "The Rest of It," why does Roddy enjoy talking to Mike?
9. In "The Rest of It," what does Roddy do instead of go home after work?
10. How do Griffin and his friends react to being inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast two similar characters who act differently. How do their different actions change what seems to make them similar? How does this provide a message about free will in the collection?
Essay Topic 2
Many characters harbor secret desires in this collection. Compare and contrast at least two stories that focus on secret desires. How are they similar? How are they different? What lesson does the author create about secret desires through these stories?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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