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. Which designer created a forest-like set in Couture Shock?

2. What is the stadium eventually named in The Rules of the Sport?

3. What position did Maurice Papon have in the Gironde department?

4. Which nationality champions producerism, according to Gopnik?

5. Shortly after the problem with the tourist, why was the tower closed for several days in Trouble at the Tower?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gopnik think the strike illustrates about the French way of coping with difficulties?

2. According to Gopnik in "Paris to the Moon", how have Americans through the generations regarded Paris?

3. According to Gopnik, why do most people love Paris?

4. According to Gopnik, what purpose does soccer have?

5. According to Gopnik, how do the French feel about American-style sports and stadiums?

6. What did Gopnik name his "two cafe problem" after?

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

8. What does Gopnik think is the sublime moment in cooking?

9. What does Gopnik mean by the phrase "the law of Inverse Natural Appeal" in A Tale of Two Cafes?

10. What happens when Gopnik decides to finish the Rookie story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify at least three extended metaphors included in "Paris to the Moon" and discuss how Gopnik establishes them and uses them to contribute to thematic patterning.

Essay Topic 2

Identify and discuss Gopnik's use of the literary tool of hyperbole, using at least three textual examples to illustrate how Gopnik employs it.

Essay Topic 3

How does Gopnik use descriptive detail to further the story and strengthen themes? What types of imagery and expository statements does he use to create descriptive detail?

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