Last Orders Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What is the name of Jack's nurse?

2. Why does Amy say she hated Jack?

3. What made June's home look like an institution?

4. What does Lenny berate Vince for doing?

5. What does Vince stop the car next to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Vince feel about giving money to Jack?

2. What did Vince think about when he heard that Jack was dying?

3. Why does the situation in the pub in Rochester feel surreal?

4. What problems has Lenny had with his daughter Sally?

5. What deal did Vince offer Ray for the use of his yard?

6. What are the friends looking for in Chatham?

7. What does Vince regret doing to his daughter Kathy?

8. Why does Ray think insurance is similar to gambling?

9. What does Vic remember about the funeral at Fairfax Park Hospital?

10. How did an affair start between Ray and Amy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of the following people and outline Jack's influence on his or her life:

1) Vince

2) Lenny

3) Amy

4) Vic

5) Ray

Essay Topic 2

Swift is said to have used Faulkner's As I Lay Dying as his model for Last Orders. Compare As I Lay Dying to the novel. What comparisons can be drawn between Last Orders and the As I Lay Dying? Why did Swift choose Faulkner's book as his model for Last Orders?

Essay Topic 3

In 2001, Fred Schepisi directed a film version of Last Orders, starring Michael Caine. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant six years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the new environment? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

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