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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What exercise has Harry started doing?
2. Whose house do Nelson and Pru live at?
3. What does Harry say they should have taken up years ago?
4. Who does Janice say they are not?
5. Who does Pru ask Nelson if he had sex with?
Essay Topic 1
The Rabbit books greatly influenced modern literature. Choose a book that you think was influenced by the novel and discuss its similarities with the novel in terms of the following:
Essay Topic 2
Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe Updike's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does Updike's style give to the story?
Essay Topic 3
Look at the generation gap between the younger and older characters. What different experiences did both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters? Is the generational gap expressed in Rabbit is Rich particularly wide during this time or is a wide generational gap common to all ages?
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