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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What other memories haunt Ada?
2. What is Tralala's main concern?
3. Why does Doggie go after Tralala outside?
4. When the men are done with Tralala what do they do?
5. What will they do at this location?
Essay Topic 1
How does Suzie's baby change Tommy's life?
Does Tommy seem like a person that will do what is right to protect his wife and child?
Essay Topic 2
Many of the female characters in the book are prostitutes.
Why are so many characters prostitutes and not women who work long hours at other jobs?
What does this say about Selby's view of women?
Essay Topic 3
Selby's book caused a huge controversy during its publication. The major topics in the book consist of homosexuality, child abuse, cheating, stealing, violence, transvestites, anger, insanity, and drug use. Using your knowledge about these topics in the 1950s, how do you think the book was accepted by general American culture? How was it perceived in a more liberal Europe?
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