Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nathan want from Lonoff in Chapter 1?
2. Who is the city's first Jewish mayor?
3. How many years are there between Lonoff's first book and his sixth book?
4. What is the title of Nathan's story?
5. What kind of car does Amy drive?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is surprising to Zuckerman about the typewriter in Lonoff's study?
2. How does Zuckerman come to Quahsay?
3. Why does Zuckerman read Henry James' "The Middle Years" twice in one night?
4. Why does Zuckerman begin writing a letter to his father as he sits in Lonoff's study?
5. What does Zuckerman think might be a good idea for a writer based on the reactions of the New York party-goers at the publishing party?
6. Why does Amy want a room with a telephone?
7. According to the story in Chapter 3, why does Amy take a new name?
8. What does Zuckerman notice has happened to Hope at breakfast the next morning?
9. Why does Amy get up from the table to leave in Chapter 4?
10. How does Zuckerman convince Lonoff to meet with him?
Each of "The Ghost Writer"s four chapters has a different title. Explain the relevance of each chapter's title in relation to the events of that particular chapter. What does each chapter title mean? How does the chapter title connect to the events of that chapter? Use specific references to the story in the response.
Philip Roth tends to use some of his characters as alter egos of himself. Explore Roth's use of characters in "The Ghost Writer" as alter egos. Who is Roth's alter ego in the story? Can more than one character serve as an alter ego? How do the characters become alter egos? Use specific examples from the story in the response.
The theme of identity is prevalent throughout the story - from Zuckerman looking to form his identity as a writer to Amy finding her identity as a student. Write a response exploring the theme of identity in the story as presented by the main characters. What is an identity? What types of identities are presented in the story? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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