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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 does Kitty tell Will that he can never see Allison again?
2. What does Bernie want Will to do?
3. Whose deathbed quote comes to Will's mind as he looks at himself in the Mercedes rearview mirror?
4. What word is Allison unsure of?
5. What does Will want to do when he leaves the country club parking lot?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Will's guns at the end of the novel?
2. What forces Will to leave the cave?
3. What makes Allison feel like she needs another person in her life?
4. How does Allison find Will?
5. Why does Will end up needing to be in Dr. Vance's daily care?
6. What is the first thing Kitty says after Will recognizes her when she wakes him up in his car in the parking lot?
7. What does Will dream that the country club becomes in the future while he is sleeping in his car?
8. What are the two things that Will has to tell Allison when he returns to the greenhouse?
9. When Will is thinking things over in his Mercedes, what does he decide the name of the century should be?
10. How does Allison feel about doing the errands that Will asks her to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Allison has been trained her whole life to be a singer and a musician, but she finds herself unable to perform in public. She realizes that she is really good at manual labor. Write an essay discussing how Allison's character develops throughout the book, using her abilities and disabilities as a way to talk about her development. Use examples from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
What do you think the title, The Second Coming signifies? Write an essay explaining what you think the author is referring to in the title, providing examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Money can't buy happiness, but as some of the characters in the novel show, it can certainly buy other things. Discuss the theme of wealth in the novel, using Will, Allison, and Jack Curl to show how their different attitudes towards money provide different perspectives in the novel. Provide specific examples from the text to support your argument.
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