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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do Dick and Nicole go for dinner?
2. What does Nicole do with a letter from Tommy?
3. Who does Dick run into while in Naples?
4. What does Elsie share with Dick?
5. Dick returns to ______________ to live with his family.
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
At the end of the novel, Tommy tells Dick that he had treated Nicole more like a patient than a wife. Explain what Tommy means by this. Do you think Tommy is accurate in his appraisal of the situation? Do you think Dick and Nicole are aware of this dynamic? Why or why not?
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