Paris to the Moon Test | Final Test - Hard

Adam Gopnik
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helps Gopnik prepare the meal for Alice?

2. Where is the Rookie from?

3. What request did the Gopniks make from a Chinese restaurant that charmed the management?

4. What ability does the Rookie have when he is discovered?

5. What sound awakens Gopnik on his first morning at home on the Left Bank?

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

What is Adam Gopnik's writing style? Discuss both the mechanical aspect of his writing and his "voice" throughout the novel. Make sure and discuss what literary tools and devices he relies on most and what specific parts of the text reflect his voice.

Essay Topic 3

How does Gopnik highlight the them of transparency in "Paris to the Moon" and what specific French political stories does he draw on to communicate this theme?

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