Small World 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. Whose latest book is Rudyard Parkinson reviewing?

2. What does Robin Dempsey tell Frobisher is his most-used word?

3. What color was the light in the council representative's bedroom?

4. What item does Philip Swallow always pack too many of when traveling?

5. What is the title of Morris' ex-wife's novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Rudyard Parkinson's passions?

2. What does Robin Dempsey's Centre of Computational Statistics tell Ronald Frobisher about his writing?

3. Describe Joy as Philip first saw her.

4. Describe Akira Sakazaki's home.

5. Why is Morris Zapp so hesitant to accept Fulvia's advances?

6. Describe the atmosphere Philip sets to tell his story about Joy.

7. What did Philip think about in the twenty minutes the damaged plane spent circling Genoa?

8. What does Morris Zapp see as the beauty of academic life?

9. What two letters from London are awaiting Persse McGarrigle when he returns to Limerick?

10. Why does Ronald Frobisher hold such a grudge against Rudyard Parkinson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two characters and discuss their views on love. Is it important? How does one find it? Is it the same as or separate from sex?

Essay Topic 2

What is the major, or biggest, theme of this story? Support your thesis with examples from the story.

Essay Topic 3

How does David Lodge use the legend of the Holy Grail in the novel "Small World"? Use at least three examples to support your answer.

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