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 does Amy say is all she ever wanted?

2. What is Frut Cocktail the name of?

3. Who was Vince's hero when he was a child?

4. What is the name of Jack's nurse?

5. Who did Vic have a crush on?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Amy meet Jack?

3. How does Ray think insurance works?

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

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

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

7. Why is Lenny happy that he finally stood up to Vince?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the novel's dialogue. How does Swift's dialogue contribute to the following areas?

1) Character

2) Setting

3) Plot

Essay Topic 3

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

1) Work.

2) Social life.

3) Intimate relationships.

4) Family.

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