The Talented Mr. Ripley Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do the police say Freddie may have been killed by?

2. Where does an American invite Marge?

3. What does Tom think about buying?

4. What is Tom working on when the police arrive?

5. When is Tom sailing to Greece?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In 1999 THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY was made into a film starring Matt Damon. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant 54 years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the new environment? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the difference between American and European culture in terms of the following:

1) Religion.

2) Attitudes towards death.

3) Popular culture.

Essay Topic 3

What modes of communication are open to Ripley? How do the modes of communication Highsmith represents give the novel a sense of place and time?

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