Another Roadside Attraction Test | Final 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. In Marx's vision, upon what animal does Tarzan ride?

2. When Tarzan describes the cycle of life, what part of the human existence does he claim helped the crops grow?

3. What is Plucky's theory about the nature of the Church in regards to the Corpse?

4. What significant fact is brought into questioning concerning the presence of the Corpse?

5. What awakens the group the first morning they have assembled together to discuss the Second Coming?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Amanda's suggestion that the federal agent is a symbol junkie.

2. Who is Sister Hillary and why is she important?

3. What is Marx's suggestion about Plucky's plan for the Corpse and why?

4. How do the Zillers, Plucky and Marx allow themselves to relax before addressing the presence of the Corpse?

5. Why does Amanda decide she no longer wishes to be a part of the Corpse's future?

6. Compare and contrast Pan and Jesus.

7. What is significant about the Corpse's appearance?

8. What is Amanda's theory about Marx's presence at their zoo?

9. How does Plucky escape from the Vatican with the Corpse?

10. According to Tarzan, why did men start fearing death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does John Paul and Amanda's love for one another reflect upon their individual spiritual beliefs? Compose an essay that analyzes the spiritual aspects of their relationship, including his acceptance of her children, their open sexual nature, and John Paul's decision to commandeer the experimental balloon. Be sure to also discuss how their personal motivations in life affect their ability to live with and without each other. Cite specific examples from the text so support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the death of John Paul Ziller in the following format:

Part 1) Foreshadowing.

Part 2) Returning to "the source."

Part 3) The artist and the metaphor.

Part 4) His relationship with Amanda.

Part 5) Sacrifice versus suicide.

Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.

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