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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. Where is the beach located where Myron is relaxing at the beginning of the book?
2. How does Myron feel about Thrill?
3. What pulls up in the water near the couple?
4. What does Myron ask Hester about?
5. Why does Myron tell Esperanza he has killed someone?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Win tell Myron?
2. What happened when Myron found a brown envelope in his office? What do you think the message was?
3. What do you think Myron and Esperanza's relationship is like and how do you think Myron feels about it?
4. What type of theme seems to be in evidence with Clu's life? Do you think Clu was a bad person?
5. What kind of history does Myron have with the Aches and what kind of business men are the two?
6. What happens when Myron sees Esperanza? Why do you think she won't talk to Myron?
7. How did the press act about Esperanza's case? Do you think that was ethical of the press to act like that?
8. What does Esperanza think about Win and Myron's friendship? Do you think she is right?
9. What reason does FJ use to pressure Myron into selling MB Sports Reps?
10. How had things been going for Clu when Myron left on vacation and how did that change?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Myron and Win are good friends, though they are very different. Discuss the following:
1. Describe Myron and Win's friendship. Give examples.
2. Why do you think Myron continues to be friends with Win even though Myron strongly disapproves of much of what Win does?
3. Would you be willing to have a friend who is like Win? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Early on, there are several hints that Esperanza is a lesbian and then that Clu may be a cross dresser (transvestite). Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of gender.
2. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of sexuality.
3. Thoroughly analyze and discuss the bar Take a Guess and why you think people go to this bar.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Compare/contrast Myron with Win.
2. Thoroughly describe and analyze the character Esperanza.
3. Thoroughly describe and analyze the character Big Cyndi.
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