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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does is the name of the song the calypso singer sings at Harry's table?
2. Where do Pru and Nelson's friends hang out?
3. What country is the head chef from?
4. Why did Ma Springer have to use the good china?
5. What is Pru's surname?
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following and examine it what expresses about 1980s society:
1) The gold coins.
2) The lot.
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
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?
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