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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. When Janice asks Henry about his occupation, what does he say?
2. Who is Jack?
3. What does "Ahjuhma" mean?
4. Who was Wen Zhou?
5. What is Henry's occupation?
Short Essay Questions
1. What caused Mitt's death?
2. What is Henry's response when he is asked about his profession?
3. Describe Henry and Lelia's marriage.
4. What does Flushing look like?
5. Describe Glimmer and Company's secret apartment.
6. Describe Henry and Jack's relationship.
7. Describe the mystery woman Henry's father brought from Korea.
8. What did Henry's father think of Lelia when he was alive?
9. How does John Kwang dress?
10. Describe Eduardo.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Henry works as a spy for a living. The company he works for, Glimmer and Company, deals specifically with political information. Write an essay that gives detail to Henry's occupation. Is Henry's job glorified and glamorous? Is he paid well for his work? What does he usually have to do on an assignment? What type of people does he end up investigating?
Essay Topic 2
By the conclusion of Native Speaker, Henry and Lelia's relationship has been for the most part repaired. They no longer harbor secrets about their work and lives. Write an essay that takes an in depth look at Henry and Lelia 's relationship as it evolves over the course of the story. How do these two characters feel about each other as the opening action takes place? How do they feel about each other by the end? Is their relationship believable? What are some of the hardships they conquer?
Essay Topic 3
One of the prevalent themes in Native Speaker is that of racial tension. In the poorer neighborhoods there is often conflict between Koreans, Blacks, and Hispanics. Write an essay that explores and analyzes racial tension as it is presented in Native Speaker. In which instances does conflict typically arise? Why is it mostly the lower income neighborhoods that have to deal with these issues? What typically happens when people stand up for themselves?
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