Naked Test | Final 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 does acting bear a striking resemblance to, when done with precision, according to the author?

2. Where does the author return after his time in Oregon?

3. In what grade is the author when he's told his school will be integrating blacks and whites the following year?

4. What color walls does the narrator describe the Piccadilly as having?

5. What is the name of the prostitute that Lisa brings back to the Sedaris home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does David befriend the prisoners on staff in "Dinah the Christmas Whore" and what is his conclusion?

2. Where is David in the beginning of C.O.G.? How pleasant is this trip?

3. What is the author's reaction to Shakespeare?

4. What does David's mother do after several days of his new way of talking in "Drama Bug"? How does he react?

5. How does David's friendship develop in "I Like Guys"?

6. Who finally hires David in "Something for Everyone"? Who is his coworker?

7. How does the author describe his and others' behavior in trying to hide their homosexuality?

8. Where does David live in college? Why? Who does he live with?

9. What does David fantasize college will be like?

10. What does David realize at the end of "Drama Bug" regarding his mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss where the principle setting is of the earlier essays in Naked. How does the author feel about where he grew up?

Essay Topic 2

Make a case for what you feel is the strongest theme throughout the book as a whole. What theme appears in most essays?

Essay Topic 3

What are the events which take place in "Get Your Ya-ya's Out"? What themes does this piece reflect? How does the author describe the settings in this essay?

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