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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 Theresa serve the guest that Katherine's husband brings home?
2. Who has a Wednesday night date with Theresa?
3. What does Theresa's Wednesday night date show her?
4. What is the problem with Katherine's secret that she tells Theresa after she becomes a boarder in her house?
5. How does Theresa react to being teased about marriage at the wedding reception?
Short Essay Questions
1. What begins to turn Theresa off about Gary and why doesn't she just ask him to leave her apartment then?
2. Discuss Theresa's feelings about marriage.
3. Discuss the first time James and Theresa make love.
4. Discuss the confrontation between Rose and Theresa.
5. Discuss the use of marijuana in Theresa's life when she lives in Manhattan.
6. Discuss the regular dating arrangement Theresa has developed until Victor comes along.
7. After the incident at the party, what happens that convinces Theresa it is the last time she will see Tony?
8. Why does Theresa decide to leave the Bronx?
9. Discuss the first continuing relationship that resulted from one of Theresa's bar pickups.
10. How does Theresa deal with James teasing that he wants to marry her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write a character description of Theresa. Was she the a major or minor character? Protagonist or antagonist? Support your answer with specific evidence form the story.
Essay Topic 2
A main character has both good and bad qualities, giving the character dimension. Discuss Theresa's bad qualities. Who is to blame for those qualities? Are the "bad" qualities really bad? Support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the importance of loneliness as a motif throughout the novel. How does the author depict loneliness? How do we know Theresa or any of the other characters are lonely?
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