Another Roadside Attraction Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why are the men impressed with Plucky Purcell?

2. In what month did the Indo-Tibetan circus disband?

3. Why does Amanda insist upon freeing the garter snakes and fleas when the narrator switches to the future time frame?

4. What sort of food was served at the now-abandoned restaurant the Zillers decide to buy?

5. In what city were forty of the entertainers in the Indo Tibetan Circus and Giant Panda Gypsy Blues Band arrested?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the narrative form of "Another Roadside Attraction."

2. What is significant about Plucky's job in logging?

3. What are Marx's impressions of the hot dog stand?

4. What happens to Amanda's pregnancy?

5. What is significant about the suitcase found in Miami?

6. Why is Marx interested in working with John Paul and Amanda?

7. Why was Plucky discharged from the military?

8. Why is Marx on the run from the government?

9. Describe Amanda and John Paul's wedding ceremony.

10. Describe the Society of the Felicitator.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The beginning is the end is the beginning. Discuss the cyclical natures of both beginnings and ends in regards to "Another Roadside Attraction." Develop a clear thesis statement and an outline in order to clarify your thoughts. Be sure to focus on several different elements, including (but not exclusively) religion, characters, and death.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the characterization of Marx Marvelous in the following format:

Part 1) Scientist.

Part 2) Failed Agnostic.

Part 3) Attraction to Amanda's sexuality and mothering ways.

Part 4) Suicide attempt.

Part 5) His opinions on the fate of the Corpse.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Compose an essay about the significance of animals in "Another Roadside Attraction" in the following format:

Part 1) Butterflies.

Part 2) Amanda and John Paul's devotion to the garter snake.

Part 3) The zoo without animals.

Part 4) Tarzan's analysis of the god Pan.

Part 5) Mon Cul.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

(see the answer keys)

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