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Tales of the City Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Norman Neal Williams tell Mary Ann he does for a job?



2. While they wait for Lexy in the car, what does Norman hint that he wants from Mary Ann?



3. How does Vincent kill himself?



4. When DeDe returns home after losing weight, what does Beauchamp tell her?



5. Which type of questions is DeDe happy to answer for Carson Callas?



Essay Topics

Norman Neal Williams does not meet a pleasant end. Discuss how the author uses foreshadowing to prepare the reader for what happens to Norman. Give 2 to 3 examples from the book to support your position.

"Tales of the City" was originally published as a daily newspaper serial. Explore how the story fits the serial format versus the novel format. In what ways does the structure of the novel give away its beginning as a serial drama in a newspaper?

Discuss the several layers of meaning of the name of the pick up joint in "Brian Climbs the Walls," the Come Clean Laundromat. How is the name ironic? How does the name signify the reason that people go there?

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