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. Who carries Jack's remains for the first time?

2. Why did Jack want to buy Ray's camper van?

3. Where did Amy meet Jack?

4. What does Vic eat at the pub?

5. What does Ray think about when he looks at the memorial?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Vince think changes were happening in the sixties?

2. What is the weather like as the men approach the pier?

3. What photograph does Vince think about?

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

5. How does Lenny react when Vince leaves behind Jack's remains?

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

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

8. Why does Amy say she hates Jack?

9. What do the characters think about as they look at the war memorial?

10. How did Mandy meet Vince?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Vince's adoption affected one of the following areas in his life:

1) Work.

2) Social life.

3) Intimate relationships.

4) Family.

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

Examine the role of one of the following jobs: butcher, insurance worker, undertaker and car salesman.

1) What kind of person would be best suited to the job?

2) In what way did the character in the book have the right characteristics to succeed in that job? Was it the perfect job for him or would he have been more suited to something else?

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