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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. To what writer does Nathan compare Anne Frank?
2. What does Amy call her father?
3. What song is Lonoff humming when he comes to breakfast in Chapter 4?
4. Why did she change her name?
5. Why does Lonoff say Hope is upset?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Philip Roth is a Jewish writer, and many of his books focus on the treatment and conditions of Jews in America. "The Ghost Writer" is no exception to this topic. Write a response exploring how Roth views the treatment and status of Jews through "The Ghost Writer." How are Jews portrayed in the book? How does the portrayal reflect Roth's own beliefs and interpretation of the treatment of Jews? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
In "The Ghost Writer," Roth explores the themes of adultery and infidelity. Write a response exploring the theme of infidelity in the story. Who commits infidelity in the story? How does that infidelity impact the other characters? What statement does Roth make about adultery and infidelity through those events? Use specific examples from the story in the response.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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