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

2. How much was the claim the racing association paid to redeem Little Spinoza, according to the narrator in Part II of Results?

3. Where is Maggie when Little Spinoza is killed in Chapter 38?

4. What does Tommy say he wants Maggie to give Pelter before the race in Chapter 21?

5. Who does Two-Tie ask for when he calls the racetrack in Chapter 23?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Tommy say about Maggie's newspaper columns in "Results"?

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

3. How does the theme of good and evil apply to Two-Tie's character in the novel?

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

5. What is Medicine Ed's primary objective in the fourth race? What does he stand to gain?

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

7. What are Medicine Ed's primary concerns and conflicts after the race in Chapter 39?

8. What is indicated by Joe Dale's actions after the third race?

9. What foreshadowing is revealed in Chapter 28? What does this foreshadowing suggest?

10. How is Medicine Ed's concept of "home" examined in the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's use of irony in the novel. What are examples of dramatic irony in the story? How does the author employ verbal and situational irony? What purpose does each example serve?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character of Joe Dale Bigg in Lord of Misrule. Is Joe Dale a protagonist or an antagonist? Why? In what ways does Joe Dale's character drive the plot of the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the differences between the racetrack lifestyle and the lifestyle that Maggie had prior to coming to the track. How would you characterize the morals of the racetrack world? What draws these characters into this world and how does the world of horse racing change them?

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