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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. Who is the topic of conversation that started the fight between Tommy Barban and Mr. McKisco?
2. What is Dick's professional goal?
3. What does Rosemary tell her mother at lunch?
4. Who does Rosemary find sobbing on the terrace of the hotel?
5. What is Dick's special quality?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Rosemary equate Nicole to her mother?
2. What is the symbolism of the sun coming out when Dick kisses Rosemary?
3. Why does Rosemary not have fun at the party after she analyzes the evening?
4. How is Dick able to ascertain that Nicole is upset about his continuing attention toward Rosemary?
5. What differences does Rosemary note in her spending habits and Nicole's?
6. What is the nature of Nicole's mental illness which is mistakenly identified as schizophrenia?
7. Describe the situation where Dick comforts the American girl looking for her brother's grave.
8. What do Rosemary's thoughts reveal about how she was raised by her mother?
9. What are Mr. McKisco's concerns after he agrees to a duel with Tommy Barban?
10. Why does Rosemary feel jealous for the first time in her life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the role of Dick and Nicole's children, Lanier and Topsy, in their lives. The children do not seem to have much significance in the story. Why? Why does Lanier respect his father in spite of his absences and bad habits? Why does Nicole invest so little of herself in her children? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Why does Dick flirt with Rosemary and then toy with her emotions? Do you think Dick's ego is so fragile that he needs attention from anyone willing to oblige him? Even though Dick knows that he cannot indulge his instincts with Rosemary, he continues to play along. Why does Nicole tolerate this behavior from her husband? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
When Dick makes a conscious effort to engage in Rosemary's life, why does he consider it to be a turning point in his own? Why does he follow Rosemary to the film studio? Why does he make sure she does not see him, only to phone her at the earliest opportunity? Is he confused? Is he inexperienced? Explain this time in Dick's life.
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