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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. With whom does Bruce believe Nola had made love before him?
2. What complicates Bruce's post-college decision?
3. Why was Chet's annulled marriage renewed?
4. Bruce recalls that Bailey ____________________ Nola.
5. What kind of girl does Bruce think Nola was?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 2
How does Stegner use the literary technique of local color in RECAPITULATION? What elements comprise local color? Give some examples of the local color in Salt Lake City establishments, in the characters, and i the events.
Essay Topic 3
Stegner is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
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