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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Terri think of the other couple's relationship?
2. According to the author, what is the ultimate conclusion about the meaning of love?
3. What term best describes Mel's nature?
4. What aspects of the heart does Mel understand?
5. What is Nick's understanding of Terri and Mel's relationship?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The tragic hero is a character who, despite being capable of greatness, is doomed to fail as a result of circumstances and a tragic flaw. Identify one character in this story who could be described as a tragic hero and support your claim. Does this character fit the typical view of a tragic hero? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Mel is a significant character in this story due to his monopolization of the conversation.
Part 1) Discuss the dynamics of Mel's character throughout the course of the story. Does he change much? Why or why not?
Part 2) Do the other characters in the story seem to like or dislike Mel? How can you tell?
Part 3) What are your opinions toward Mel by the end of the story? Do you like him or dislike him?
Essay Topic 3
The two couples in this story are presented as having very different types of relationships. Compare and contrast the dynamics of the two couples' relationships. How are the relationships the same? How are they different? Which couple would you have felt more comfortable around? Why?
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