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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 does Ray think the Mercedes really is?
2. Who is Joy by name Joy by nature?
3. Why is Lenny accustomed to his soreness?
4. What does Ray think about when he looks at the memorial?
5. What is the name of the Arab Vince is trying to sell a car to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the weather like as the men approach the pier?
2. What do the characters think about as they look at the war memorial?
3. What does Vic remember about the funeral at Fairfax Park Hospital?
4. How do the characters cope climbing up the hill?
5. How did an affair start between Ray and Amy?
6. How did Vince feel about giving money to Jack?
7. How did Amy meet Jack?
8. Why does Amy say she hates Jack?
9. What does Vince regret doing to his daughter Kathy?
10. How did Mandy meet Vince?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?
Essay Topic 3
Pick a character from the novel and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?
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