The Cat Who Saw Red Test | Final 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 Qwill think of the market?

2. Where is William going early in the morning?

3. Why is Maus being let go from the attorney's office a blessing in disguise?

4. Who had taken both the cats, according to the housekeeper?

5. What do both cats smell like?

Short Essay Questions

1. What mistake does Qwill make in reference to potting, and what does that kind of potter do?

2. Why does Qwill stop and listen to the gypsy woman? What does she tell Qwill?

3. What attributes allow the Fluxion coffee shop to be a confidential place?

4. To what kinds of things does Charlotte Roop object in regards to Qwill's behavior?

5. What does Mrs. Marron hear on Saturday night? Why is she awake to hear it?

6. Why do the three men who own the Heavenly Hash Houses attempt to ruin Max Sorrel?

7. What is notable about the food at the Rattlesnake Inn?

8. What makes Qwill's grief all the more potent?

9. Why had Rosemary asked to go with Qwill?

10. Why is Qwill upset about having to judge cakes at the Rattlesnake Inn?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss The Cat Who Saw Red as a detective novel. What conventions from the detective genre and film noir tradition does Braun incorporate into her work and in what ways does she subvert them?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Hixie's desire to get married and settle down. Is this a normal desire for a girl her age? Why or why not? Is this a typical desire of most women? Cite sources to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss art as a way of life. How is it often an unrealistic pursuit to be an artist? When does art actually pay, and what follows international acclaim?

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