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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. Over whose honor is the altercation to take place?
2. What does Dick reveal to Rosemary at the hotel?
3. Who is Nicole's father?
4. Everyone agrees that at 18, ____________________.
5. What does Dick host that evening?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Rosemary's view of the Mediterranean change after she meets with film director Earl Brady?
2. What can be determined about Rosemary's personality from her demeanor at the beach?
3. How does Rosemary continue to compare herself to Nicole?
4. What does Dick reveal about his relationship with Nicole to Dr. Franz Gregorovius?
5. What is Rosemary's response when Dick will not comply with her request to make love?
6. What are Mr. McKisco's concerns after he agrees to a duel with Tommy Barban?
7. How does Abe's drinking allow him to insult Nicole at the train station?
8. Why does Rosemary feel jealous for the first time in her life?
9. What is the nature of Nicole's mental illness which is mistakenly identified as schizophrenia?
10. What is the symbolism of the sun coming out when Dick kisses Rosemary?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why does Rosemary's mother tolerate, and even encourage, her daughter's advances toward Dick, an older married man? What does Rosemary's mother truly want for Rosemary? Are the ambitions for Rosemary alone or does Rosemary's mother intend to take her share of the rewards? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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