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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. How does Raymond's mother react when he tells her the full story of the major's psychological problems?
2. Why can Rosie and Marco now be together?
3. How old is Raymond when he meets Jocelyn Jordan?
4. Why has a local reporter come by to interview Shaw?
5. How does Marco react when he learns he has been propelled to an even higher rank against his will?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is known about Shaw from the beginning of this flashback?
2. What does Raymond tell his mother about Marco? How does she react?
3. What will Raymond Shaw be receiving?
4. What does Jorgenson do after this meeting with Marco?
5. What does Raymond do when O'Neil insists on throwing a welcome dinner for the Medal of Honor veteran?
6. How does Iselin's story change?
7. How does Raymond's life change when Marco moves in?
8. Describe the sanitarium.
9. How does Rosie want to help Marco?
10. What does Raymond say when Marco tells him about his dreams?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Josie's husband has died.
Part 1) How might he have died? How do you know this?
Part 2) What purpose does his death serve for the characters in the story?
Part 3) What is the connection between his death and the theme about the love of a good woman?
Essay Topic 2
Shaw is being investigated.
Part 1) Why is he investigated? Who investigates him? How does Shaw feel about this investigation? Why?
Part 2) How does this investigation affect his life? How does it affect the Communists who have programmed him? Why?
Part 3) How does this investigation help or hurt Shaw? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Iselin becomes an analogue for Joseph McCarthy.
Part 1) Who is Joseph McCarthy? How is Iselin similar to this man?
Part 2) Do you believe the author purposely create Iselin based on Joseph McCarthy? Why or why not?
Part 3) Would a reader need to know who Joseph McCarthy was to better understand Iselin? Why or why not?
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