The Ghost Road 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 happens to Longstaffe in Part 2, Chapter 13?

2. Who does Billy write a letter to at the end of Part 3, Chapter 17?

3. Where is Dr. Rivers dreaming about in Part 2, Chapter 10?.

4. What is Billy's unit called?

5. What is Billy's nickname?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Ngea? Describe his death.

2. Describe Dr. Rivers's dream about his sister Catherine in Part 2, Chapter 12.

3. Why is Billy reminded of Craiglockhart in Part 3, Chapter 15?

4. What provokes Dr. Rivers's dreams of Njiru?

5. What is ironic about Billy's death?

6. Who is with Hallett during his death?

7. What is unique about Billy's sexual conquest in Part 3, Chapter 17 and what worries him after?

8. Describe the responsibilities Billy has amassed, by Part 3, Chapter 15.

9. In Part 2, Chapter 11, how does Billy describe his living conditions and why does this bother him?

10. What smell brings Billy joy and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Confusion about the future is a theme that many readers can relate to. Analyze the use of this theme throughout the story.

1) Does the war cause confusion about the future? For who? In what way?

2) The character Billy might have been confused about his future even if there was not a war. Why?

3) How does Billy's confusion about the future lead to his downfall?

Essay Topic 2

Relationships are an important layer to the story in The Ghost Road. Analyze how the constant threat of death affects the relationships in the novel, citing examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

World War I motivates everything that happens within The Ghost Road.

1) What are some obvious ways the characters are affected by war? What are more subtle ways?

2) Which character is the most affected by the war? The least?

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