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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. Who does Amy feel responsible to in Chapter 3?
2. What story does the mean letter reference in Chapter 4?
3. In what country was Amy/Anne supposed to reunite with her family?
4. What disease did most people in the camps die of, according to Amy?
5. What does Hope call Amy in Chapter 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Hope tell Lonoff that he does not want her to leave?
2. Why is Amy not surprised when Zuckerman tells her she looks like Anne Frank?
3. To whom does Zuckerman compare Anne Frank when he is talking to Amy in Chapter 4?
4. Why does Amy want a room with a telephone?
5. Why do the women at the play upset Amy?
6. Why does Lonoff say he threw out an old razor blade that morning in Chapter 4?
7. Zuckerman notices that Lonoff has also changed at breakfast. To what does Zuckerman attribute the change in Lonoff and Hope?
8. What does Amy do after leaving the dentist's office where she found the "Time" article?
9. What does Zuckerman imagine saying to his family as he sits at breakfast with Amy and the Lonoffs?
10. What does Hope come down the stairs with in Chapter 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "The Ghost Writer," Zuckerman worships "high art," while Lonoff tends to dismiss it. Write a response exploring the pros and cons of worshiping this "high art." How do the characters demonstrate these pros and cons? Use specific references to the story in the response.
Essay Topic 2
In "The Ghost Writer," Roth uses the theme of the importance and role of family. What role does family play for each main character (Amy, Lonoff, Hope, Zuckerman)? How is each characters' family portrayed? How do the characters' families influence the book's plot? Use specific references to the story in the response.
Essay Topic 3
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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