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. How long had Henry and Lelia been together when Henry asked her to marry him?

2. Why are the members of John Kwang's staff taught Korean phrases?

3. Who does Henry work with while working on John Kwang's campaign?

4. Does Henry plan on betraying John Kwang's trust?

5. How far away is the mayoral election when Henry first visits Flushing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Henry and Lelia's marriage.

4. In what manner did Henry's father run his businesses when he was alive?

5. Describe Dennis Hoagland.

6. What did Henry's father think of Lelia when he was alive?

7. Describe Glimmer and Company's secret apartment.

8. How do Kwang's closest employees treat him?

9. Describe Henry.

10. Why did Pete Ichibata make a good spy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Most of the action of Native Speaker takes places in New York City. Only on a few occasions do characters travel outside of the city to places like Europe. Write an essay that explains how the setting of New York City contributes to the plot. Why is New York city a significant city? What is special about it? What type of people live in New York City? What is life like in the different neighborhoods?

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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