Stop-time Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Frank Conroy
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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. What did the person who told the author he lost force him to do in Chapter 6?

2. How old was Alison when the family left New York?

3. How does the author describe his time with his friend in Chapter 3?

4. In Chapter 3, what did Jean need first in order to manifest his idea of making money?

5. What does the author describe at the beginning of Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened at the end of Chapter 1?

2. What happened to Alison at the beginning of Chapter 6?

3. What happened at the school the author attended in Chapter 1?

4. What did Tobey and the author do when the author went with Tobey's family?

5. Where did Dagmar and Jean work during the winter time in Chapter 4?

6. When and who did the author visit in Florida?

7. What happened to Tobey after the author went with him and his family?

8. Describe what happened to the author when he went with Tobey's family.

9. Describe the author's writing style in the first chapter.

10. Who moved into the author's apartment in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss Conroy's purpose for switching from present to past tenses throughout his memories in "Stop-Time".

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of the title of Chapter 16, "Losing My Cherry", to the events of the chapter and how the events of the chapter are another transition from one phase of life to the next, proving Conroy's maturation.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss how Conroy presents his experiences with Tobey as childlike fun, but then begins to change his tone when remembering his more sexually related events and how this is congruent with his coming of age.

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