Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 Frazier NOT mention creeping its way into idleness in "A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose"?
2. What does Grealy look down on?
3. What does Ofri think about her diagnosis in "Merced"?
4. What does the interviewee in "Turning Point" repeatedly refuse?
5. If lack of love is the reason for suicide, what does Hoagland suggest to those who know love?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Convoy finally accept at the end of his essay "Think About It"?
2. Describe Oates thoughts on the difference of a house and a home in the essay, "They All Just Went Away,."
3. What fascinates Ehrlich in the essay "Spring"?
4. What does Fadiman say about email in the essay "Mail"?
5. What event happened that made Americans want to return to that slumber of isolation in "Who We Are"?
6. What does Gates recall about Nat King Cole in "In the Kitchen"?
7. What does Sanders think about tools verses machines in "The Inheritance of Tools"?
8. In "The Turning Point," describe Petit's desire to make tight roping an art form.
9. Do you think Ofri realizes she cannot have control over life or death in the essay "Merced"?
10. Describe the tone of Hodgman's essay "No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch,"
Essay Topic 1
Explain how the role of the parent in "Silk Parachute" and "The Inheritance of Tools" are similar and different. Does one essay place more importance on the parent?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast what the author's struggles are in the essays, "Westbury Court" and "Mirrorings." Do you see more similarities or differences between the two essays?
Essay Topic 3
Considering "The Telephone" and "Mail," compare and contrast the benefits of life without the invention of both the telephone and e-mail. How do you think our society would be different without technological advances like cell phones or e-mail?
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