Native Speaker Test | Mid-Book 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 is Henry's occupation?

2. In which city did Henry and Lelia first meet?

3. Is John Kwang taller or shorter than Henry?

4. What does Janice assume about Henry?

5. How long has Lelia been a smoker?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Pete Ichibata make a good spy?

2. Describe Glimmer and Company's secret apartment.

3. How does John Kwang dress?

4. Describe John Kwang.

5. Describe Eduardo.

6. How did Henry and Lelia react to their son's death?

7. What is Henry's response when he is asked about his profession?

8. Describe Henry.

9. What happened to Lelia while she was in Europe?

10. List five of the things Leila wrote on the list she gave to Henry before she left for Europe.

Essay Topics

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

Love is a theme of Native Speaker that impacts the lives of Henry, Lelia, and others. Without love, the lives of these characters would be stale, unemotional, and lifeless. Write an essay that explores the theme of love within the context of the story. Why is love important to Henry and Lelia? What struggles do they go through to retain their love? Which other characters in Native Speaker experience love and in what capacity?

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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