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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 Prosecutor Conny Ranelid intend to leak to the press in the end of Chapter 14?
2. How is Bucket killed in the narrative?
3. What is the fine that Allan's father is forced to pay for standing in the town square and promoting contraceptives?
4. Who is the Tsar that Allan's father describes in Chapter 4?
5. Who is the ill-tempered woman that heads the nursing home where Allan lives?
Short Essay Questions
1. What causes Allan's father to leave his family and go to Russia during Allan's childhood?
2. How does Allan meet General Franco in Chapter 7? How does this meeting benefit Allan?
3. What antagonistic characters are introduced in Chapter 6?
4. How do the themes of compassion and generosity apply in Chapter 12?
5. What protagonist characters are introduced in Chapter 6? What does their introduction represent?
6. What is ironic about the Boss's actions in Chapter 12?
7. How are the major conflicts in Chapter 8 resolved?
8. What leads to the conflict between the Beauty and the other characters in Chapter 8?
9. How would you compare the characters in the contemporary timeline to those in the historical timelines in the novel?
10. How do Allan and his friends attain safe refuge from their assailants in Chapter 15?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Allan's encounter with Winston Churchill in the narrative. How does Allan "save" Churchill? Is the author's depiction of Churchill realistic and/or historically accurate? How does Churchill regard Allan?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the circular and nonlinear aspects of the narrative. Why do you think the author chooses to jump back and forth through time in telling Allan's story? How does the beginning of the novel relate to its ending?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the character called "the Beauty" in the novel. How old is this character? How does Allen come to meet her? What role does she play in Allan's adventure?
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