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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. How long has the agent's company been waiting to see who the last Creedish member would be?
2. What does the agent decide to call Tender's brief television spots?
3. In what city is the Super Bowl taking place?
4. Which of the following is NOT part of Tender's makeover?
5. What does Tender say that his spots on television make him feel like?
Short Essay Questions
1. While on the cross-country trip with Fertility and Adam, what is happening to Tender? Why?
2. What is happening in Tender and Fertility's relationship in chapters 23 and 22?
3. What happens when Tender catches up to Fertility at the airport in chapter 3?
4. What are Tender's memories of his childhood? What is Adam's reaction to Tender's memories?
5. What explanations does Fertility use to assure Tender that he did not actually kill Trevor and Adam?
6. Where do Tender and Fertility stay each night on their trip home from Nebraska?
7. Is Fertility having more feelings for Tender after the Super Bowl? What evidence is there of this?
8. What does the agent and his team do to Tender while he is in New York? Why?
9. Why does Tender agree to everything that the agent and PR team want to do to him in New York?
10. Why is it important for Tender to get married at the Super Bowl?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Tender becomes the last survivor, he is immediately inundated with phone calls from producers and agents wanting to turn him into a religious celebrity. What is the fascination with Tender as a religious "superstar"? Describe the character of the agent and what happens to Tender when their relationship begins. What does the character of the agent symbolize? Why is he referred to simply as "the agent"?
Essay Topic 2
Tender seems to be lacking self-esteem throughout the novel, and he never really has much of his own life. Tender becomes a sort of puppet for the people in his life who manipulate him and use him for their own purposes. Who in the novel does Tender seem to be a "puppet" for? How is he treated by the people in his life, from his employers to Fertility to the agent to the Creedish Church? What effect does this have on this character?
Essay Topic 3
The idea of patterns seems to be an underlying theme in the novel. Both the agent and Fertility have explanations they tell Tender about how life is full of patterns, and you only have to pay attention to know what is going to happen next. Provide examples of the theme of patterns in the novel. Are Fertility and the agent right about their idea of patterns? Why or why not?
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