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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. After choking his brother in "When in Rome," how long does Caleb go without speaking to Kevin?
2. In "Middleman," why does Joshua meet Elsa at all of her auditions?
3. In "Middleman," how old is Joshua?
4. In "Middleman," how long does Joshua help Elsa before she tells him to stop?
5. In "When in Rome," how does Caleb say he once chocked his brother?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does John feel about Judaism in "Middleman"?
2. In "When in Rome," why does Caleb admit to trying to choke Kevin?
3. In "In the Basement," at what things does Nicholas feel Lisa failed in her life?
4. What does Caleb discover when he returns to Kevin's apartment in "When in Rome"?
5. In what was are Caleb and Kevin different in "When in Rome"?
6. In "When in Rome," how do Caleb and Kevin react to being mugged?
7. What is the last thing Caleb does in "When in Rome"?
8. How does John feel when Elsa asks him to no longer accompany her on auditions in "Middleman"?
9. In "In the Basement," how does Nicholas describe Lisa's lifestyle?
10. How does Caleb try to mend his relationship with Kevin in "When in Rome"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze family as a reoccurring topic and theme in this collection. What role does family play in the individual stories? What is the commentary presented about this topic?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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