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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. In De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, what is the narrator's most unrealistic wish for New York?
2. Where do Arthur and Lee live?
3. Why does Bobby move the family to Paris?
4. Where does the narrator see the talented young singer, giving him a chance to speak with her?
5. Why is Le Amis Des Vieux Maitres closed down?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it ironic that the school closes down for not having a business license?
2. Why does Bobby move the family to Paris in 1929?
3. Why does Esme's long and complicated letter soothe the narrator more than one from his family?
4. Why does the narrator like the bulletin board outside the church so much in For Esme -- with Love and Squalor?
5. Why is the narrator so taken by Esme?
6. How does Boo Boo handle Lionel's habit of running away?
7. Why does Lionel cry when he throws the key chain overboard?
8. Why is the narrator so taken with Sister Irma?
9. Why is Sandra so worried about Lionel when he runs away in Down at the Dinghy?
10. What do the pickles, key chain and goggles tell us about Lionel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss irony as a theme throughout the Nine Stories collection. How is it used to create suspense, power and other emotions that are meant to draw the reader into the stories?
Essay Topic 2
What do we learn about World War II throughout Nine Stories? Why is it such a prevalent theme throughout this collection of short stories?
Essay Topic 3
Being a meditating child genius that is unaffected by emotion, Teddy is one of the more unique characters in the collection. Explore and analyze Teddy as a character. How does his age affect the story? How do you feel about his lack of emotion on any topic? What makes Teddy so different from the other characters Salinger creates in the collection?
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