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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 the agent in "Middleman" take on Elsa as a client?
2. Why does Caleb dislike helping his brother in "When in Rome"?
3. How does Joshua get to kiss Elsa in "Middleman"?
4. Who lectures Caleb when he leaves work to meet with Kevin in "When in Rome"?
5. What does Joshua tell Elsa that makes her befriend him in "Middleman"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the last thing Caleb does in "When in Rome"?
2. In "In the Basement," how does Nicholas describe Lisa's lifestyle?
3. How does John feel at the end of "Middleman"?
4. How does John feel about Judaism in "Middleman"?
5. How does Caleb try to mend his relationship with Kevin in "When in Rome"?
6. At the end of "In the Basement," how does the narrator feel?
7. Why do Nicholas and Maria tell the narrator and his wife about Lisa in "In the Basement"?
8. In "Middleman," how does John meet Elsa?
9. How does John describe Elsa's acting skills in "Middleman"?
10. How does John try to help Elsa's acting career in "Middleman"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
None of the romantic relationships in this collection are successful. Choose at least three romantic relationships to assess. What makes them failures? What message does the author convey with these relationships? What themes are constructed through these failed relationships?
Essay Topic 2
How does the author use mirroring in these stories? Choose at least three stories and analyze how mirroring among the characters and setting is used. What makes this device effective or ineffective?
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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