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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 David Applelow take Zach to a Greek restaurant in "Futures"?
2. What does David Applelow do when he doesn't hear back from Ms. Samuel after his first interview?
3. Who leaves Roddy a note on his office door in "The Rest of It"?
4. How does David Applelow react when he first sees Zach fighting with Marnie in the hallway?
5. What does Roddy do over the weekend in "The Rest of It"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Roddy do when his co-worker is in Ireland in "The Rest of It"?
2. What does Marnie tell David in "Futures" when she gives him her key?
3. How do Griffin and his friends get inside the dorm room of the girl who killed herself in "The Suicide Room"?
4. Why does Will threaten to kill himself in "The Suicide Room"?
5. What things does Mike tell Roddy about in "The Rest of It"?
6. In "Futures," why does David Applelow respond to the ad in the newspaper?
7. How does David Applelow react to his first interview with Ms. Samuel in "Futures"?
8. In "The Rest of It," where does Roddy live?
9. How do the main characters of "The Suicide Room" know each other?
10. How does David's second interview with Ms. Samuel vary from his first?
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
Consider the collection as a whole. Is there an overall theme that runs through each story? Define and analyze this theme. What does the author convey about this theme after reading every story?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the use of prose and descriptive passages in two of the stories in this collection. Consider the times the author uses lengthy and detailed passages vs. short, clipped ones. How does each style affect the story to which they belong? What might account for the variety in writing styles?
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