Native Speaker 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. Who begins to direct daily operations for Kwang's political party?

2. Who is Arabel?

3. What is Lelia's occupation?

4. Why does Henry refuse to quit his job?

5. What happens to Kwang's popularity?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Henry suspect Glimmer and Company for being responsible for the fire?

2. Describe the process Lelia goes through to make Henry's favorite dish.

3. How do Henry and Lelia react to the fire at Kwang's offices?

4. Why does Henry decide to not tell Dennis or Jack about who was really behind the bombing?

5. Describe Sherrie.

6. How were Eduardo and Helda found?

7. Describe Grace.

8. How has Kwang changed over the course of the story?

9. Why does Kwang start to call Henry "byong-ho" when they are together?

10. Why does Kwang try to get the waitress at the Korean nightclub to service Henry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Family and tradition are important elements of Native Speaker. Henry comes from a home where Korean values were respected and observed. John Kwang's background is very much the same in that respect. Write an essay that explores the ideas of family and tradition. Why is family and tradition important to the characters of the story? Which characters value family the most? Which value family the least? Are Henry and Kwang's opinions of family and tradition the same?

Essay Topic 2

John Kwang is one of the antagonists of Native Speaker. He is a complex man who on the surface seems perfect. However, as the plot of Native Speaker plays out his facade begins to slowly come apart. Write an essay that delves into the psyche of John Kwang. What kind of man is Kwang? Is he prestigious, strong, and intelligent? Or is he in fact weak and easily subjected to the influence of others? In what ways does his character evolve over the course of the story?

Essay Topic 3

Henry and Lelia never shy away from their sexuality. When they make love they are passionate, involved, and dedicated. Write an essay that explores the themes of sex and sexuality within the context of Henry and Lelia's relationship. Why is sex an important part of their relationship? In which instances do they make love? What does their lovemaking process involve? What does their lovemaking signify the first time they do it after Lelia's return from Europe?

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