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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 does Campion reveal will occur between Tommy Barban and Mr. McKisco?
2. What does Dick realize after talking to Clay Collis about Rosemary?
3. Who does Rosemary meet as he carries a tent and beach umbrella?
4. What is Dick's professional goal?
5. With what illness is Nicole diagnosed?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the technique of flashback used in Chapter 26.
2. What lesson does Rosemary learn when Dick again rebuffs her advances?
3. How does the duel turn into an entertainment event?
4. Explain Mrs. Elsie Speers' devotion to her daughter, Rosemary.
5. What does Fitzgerald mean when he says this about Dick: "he opened the gate to his amusing world. So long as they subscribed to it completely, their happiness was his preoccupation, but at the first flicker of doubt as to its all-inclusiveness he evaporated before their eyes, leaving little communicable memory of what he had said or done."
6. What is the symbolism of the sun coming out when Dick kisses Rosemary?
7. Describe the burgeoning romance between Dick and Nicole.
8. Why does Rosemary not have fun at the party after she analyzes the evening?
9. How is Dick able to ascertain that Nicole is upset about his continuing attention toward Rosemary?
10. How can Rosemary tell that the Divers and their friends are wealthy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the role of Nicole's sister, Beth, in the book? What does her character represent for Nicole? For Dick? Do you think Beth relishes her role or resents it? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
How is it that the characters in the novel have so much time to play? Do they characterize any particular segment of society? Or are they enjoying post-war prosperity to its fullest? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Explain why Dick and Nicole constantly host lunches and parties. Why do they always need other people around? What happens to them in the end when they have to face each other without the benefit of a party? Why are they truly afraid of each other? Explain.
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