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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. Do John and Kate marry?
2. What kind of outlook did Lonnie have?
3. What does Sam think must immediately happen?
4. What promise must John make to get Kate to marry him?
5. What does Kate insist on when she marries John?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does John treat Kate?
2. What ruins the trip?
3. Why does John think everyone is dead?
4. What does John introduce Kate as at the end of his chapter?
5. Why does Kate want to go to Chicago with John?
6. What does Aunt Emily ask of John?
7. What does John ask Kate to deliver for him?
8. How does the epilogue begin?
9. What is Kate's test after Lonnie dies?
10. Who does John decide to call after he is done speaking with his aunt on the phone?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kate and Aunt Emily are two matriarchal figures in John's life that pressure him to make different decisions.
1. Although Kate thinks she is very different than Aunt Emily, how are the characters the same? Why do they control so much of John's thoughts?
2. Explain why Kate is Aunt Emily's foil in the novel.
3. What life choices does Kate pressure John to make? How is her pressuring any different than the high standards that Aunt Emily has for John?
Essay Topic 2
How are moviegoers outsiders to the rest of the community? Give examples of other groups that are considered loners or outsiders in your community. Why are these people outsiders? Have they made themselves outsiders or has the larger society forced them to become outsiders?
Essay Topic 3
New Orleans is a city that is rich in culture, food, and arts. Describe the setting of New Orleans in relation to John's story. How does the backdrop and society of New Orleans affect the story? Describe three specific places in the city as well as three specific events that take place there.
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