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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. Why does John see everyone as dead?
2. What is Kate unsure of?
3. Why is Kate so angry with John?
4. Why is Aunt Emily mad at John?
5. Why does Kate think that Harold's wife is strange?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the epilogue begin?
2. Why doesn't Kate like Harold's wife?
3. What does the reader learn about Kate in this section?
4. How does Kate react to the test?
5. What does John reveal to Aunt Emily?
6. Who is waiting for John when he arrives at Aunt Emily's house?
7. Why does John think everyone is dead?
8. What does John realize about his life search?
9. How does the novel end?
10. Why is Kate so happy in Chicago?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Everyone in the book is very nervous that John will "end up like his father." What are some qualities that John's family members do not want him to inherit from his father?
How could Aunt Emily have made John' life choice easier? Could she have supported his search but also asked him to take more responsibility for his life?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
1. John watches movie and television shows to escape his everyday, ordinary life in New Orleans, Louisiana. How does watching movies help John to escape? Why do you think John needs an escape from his life? What aspects might he want to leave behind?
2. Compare and Contrast John's feelings about movies and Lonnie's view of movies.
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