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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 is Kate scared of?
2. What do prescription drugs do for Kate?
3. What depresses Kate?
4. What does Aunt Emily feel towards John?
5. What does John give Kate in this chapter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Aunt Emily ask of John?
2. Who has died in John's family?
3. What ruins the trip?
4. How does John feel about his family at the end of the book?
5. Who does John decide to call after he is done speaking with his aunt on the phone?
6. What does the reader learn about Aunt Emily?
7. How does Kate react to the test?
8. What does Kate think the worst that can happen to John is?
9. Has John completely abandoned his search?
10. Does John enjoy seeing Harold?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1. Freedom is another central theme of the novel. Both John and Kate struggle to find their own independence in different ways. How are John and Kate's searches for independence similar?
2. Describe how John's assertion of manhood and determination to create a relationship with Kate, leads to Kate's oppression.
3. Is this John or Kate's fault?
Essay Topic 2
Strict Southern guidelines prescribe that women and men act a certain way. Kate and John often find themselves searching for their place in a society that does not accept them. How have John and Kate made themselves outsides in New Orleans society?
1. Describe 2 different times each character alienates themselves.
2. Describe 2 times that New Orleans society outcasts Kate and John.
Essay Topic 3
John's longing for a deep and close relationship with a woman is constantly explored throughout the book:
1. Who does John attempt to create relationships? Why does he choose these types of women to go after?
2. How does John's relationship with Aunt Emily, his mother, and Kate, hinder his ability to create healthy relationships with other women?
3. How does John's relationship with movies and being a moviegoer stop him from building relationships.
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