Paris to the Moon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Adam Gopnik
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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 the title of the daily sports paper in France?

2. What does Gopnik call the notion that Americans wanted to consume in a world where workers were hidden or dressed up as nonhumans, so as not to be disconcerting?

3. What was Martha's profession?

4. When Gopnik sits on a panel in Distant Errors, who does the panel blame for the American dominance of culture?

5. Which area of Paris does Gopnik find his apartment in?

Short Essay Questions

1. What action do the other employees take when an employee is fired over the altercation with the British tourist in Trouble at the Tower?

2. What type of reaction does Alice have towards vegetables at the market?

3. Why does Gopnik think that writing is sometimes a depressing job?

4. Describe the ancient carousel in the Luxembourg Gardens.

5. When Adam and Martha tell friends that they are expecting a girl, what do their friends tell them?

6. According to Gopnik, what is the French dream of producerism?

7. Describe the appearance of Cressida Taylor.

8. What is the "machine to draw the world"?

9. What idea does Alice have for a restaurant in the Louvre?

10. Why does Gopnik object to more transparency in France?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the inclusion of current events in "Paris to the Moon" make Gopnik's theme more relevant to contemporary society?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how Gopnik establishes the setting of Paris in the novel and how the setting contributes to the plot and themes introduced in the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the point of view utilized by Adam Gopnik in "Paris to the Moon". As this was a deliberate choice discuss why Gopnik may have selected the view he did and how the view employed was effective in the development of important themes. Make sure and specific textual examples to support your assertions.

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