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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 happens after Dick and Rosemary finish lunch?
2. Where is Dick's father's church?
3. Who calls Dick in the middle of the night?
4. What old acquaintance does Dick run into at a cafe?
5. Why does Nicole tell Dick that he couldn't fall in love with her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the symbolism of Dick's feelings for the Italians and French?
2. What are Nicole's perceptions of Dick in Book 3, Chapter 7?
3. How does Dick's profession get in the way of his marriage?
4. How does Dick view his and Franz' differences as psychiatrists?
5. What happens to make Dick deal with his feelings for Nicole?
6. What does Abe North's death represent for Dick?
7. What does Dick realize about his relationship with Nicole after being with Rosemary?
8. What does Tommy tell Nicole when they begin flirting with each other?
9. How is Dick's marriage to Nicole compared to a patient's case?
10. What is the perception of homosexuality during this time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 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.
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