Lord of Misrule Test | Final Test - Hard

Jaimy Gordon
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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 Tommy say he wants Maggie to give Pelter before the race in Chapter 21?

2. Where does D'Ambrisi say he received a call from regarding the horse in Chapter 28?

3. Where does the narrator describe Tommy being from in Part II of Results?

4. What is Biggie carrying when he comes out of the house in Chapter 28?

5. From what narrative perspective is Part I of Results related?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the abandoned racetrack described in the novel? What does it symbolize?

2. What foreshadowing is related to the blue Cadillac in the novel?

3. What actions does Tommy take when he appears in Chapter 40?

4. How does Maggie feel about her luck in "Results"?

5. What connection is made between Medicine Ed and Maggyie's characters in Chapter 24?

6. How does the theme of luck apply to Maggie's situation in Chapter 27?

7. How is the theme of good and evil played out in the preparations for the fourth race?

8. What does Deucey reveal to Medicine Ed before the fourth race? Why does this information lead to inner conflict for Medicine Ed?

9. What are Joe Dale's objectives in Chapter 29? Does he achieve those objectives?

10. How does Maggie feel about her circumstances in the beginning of Chapter 21? How do her feelings change in the chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the themes of luck and superstition in Lord of Misrule. What are some examples of superstitions believed by the main characters? How does the author develop the theme of luck through setting, symbolism, and imagery?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character of Medicine Ed. For how long has Medicine Ed been involved with horses and horse racing? What are Medicine Ed's main objectives in the story? Does he achieve those objectives?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the outcomes for the main characters at the end of the novel. Do you think that the protagonists end up in better circumstances than they started out in? Why or why not? Who "makes out" the best, in your opinion? Why?

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