Miguel Street Test | Mid-Book 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 adjective describes George best?

2. Who is Popo?

3. What does George's wife do?

4. How many lines a month does B.Wordsworth intend to write on his poem.

5. What happens to Bogart in South America?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Popo do after he beats up his wife's lover and then what happens to him?

2. How does Bogart change after his third disappearance, and why does Sergeant Charles arrest him?

3. What kind of speech does Black Wordsworth have, and what does he claim about himself?

4. What happens to B. Wordsworth and his poem?

5. What happens to George's first wife and Elias?

6. What does George begin to do after his wife's death, who does he marry next and what happens to them?

7. Who is Popo and who is he married to?

8. Describe Man-man and the tricks he plays on people.

9. What man with the name of a famous poet stops by the author's house one day, and what does he tell the author?

10. What happens when Man-man's dog dies?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. What happens when Lorna tells Laura she's pregnant?

2. Who is Eddoes , what does he do for a living and how does he use that job to make extra money?

3. What causes Eddoes to lose his good spirits and what causes his good spirits to return?

4. Choose two of the above topics to write on.

Essay Topic 2

1. What does George do to his wife, children and the people on Miguel Street that makes him a scary man?

2. What happens after George's first wife's funeral?

3. What does George do after his second wife leaves him?

4. Choose two of the above topics to write on.

Essay Topic 3

1. What happens to B. Wordsworth and why do you think this happens to him?

2. Why do you suppose the author remains anonymous in the book but appears in every episode?

3. Why do you suppose V. S. Naipaul's characters are more like caricatures than real characters? Explain your reasons.

4. Choose two of the three topics to write on.

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