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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 does Webb say is going through the roof?
2. Who did Charlie have an affair with 10 years before?
3. Who does Nelson want to marry him?
4. Who does the girl say she lives with?
5. Who does Nelson introduce his parents to?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why has Nelson never forgiven his father for the fire at his old house?
2. How does Janice react when she sees the gold coins?
3. What does Harry work out about the bookkeeping?
4. Describe Harry's circle of friends at the country club?
5. What lie does Harry tell Charlie?
6. What Princeton theory does Harry remember reading about in the Time Magazine?
7. What do Nelson and Pru talk about in Ma Springer's big Chrysler?
8. What does Harry remember about Skeeter?
9. What news does Janice have about Nelson?
10. What was notable about the newspaper clipping Harry received about Skeeter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pick a character from the novel and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?
Essay Topic 2
Examine the representation of sex in the novel:
1) How do the characters in the novel view sex? What does this express about eighties society?
2) How did the public react to the novel's sex scenes when it was first published? How would the public react to similar scenes today?
Essay Topic 3
Compare Rabbit's character to the person he is a the beginning of the story to the person he is at the end of the story:
1) What does Rabbit hope to achieve at the beginning of the story?
2) What events changes Rabbit ideas about life?
3) How has Rabbit's character changed by the end of the novel?
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