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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 time does the first bus north arrive?
2. Who is Amy looking for in Chapter 3?
3. Where does Amy get a copy of the diary from?
4. What does Hope say Amy thinks it will be the religion of at the house?
5. What does Lonoff think he does too much of in Chapter 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Hope tell Lonoff that he does not want her to leave?
2. According to the story in Chapter 3, why does Amy take a new name?
3. Why does Lonoff say he threw out an old razor blade that morning in Chapter 4?
4. According to Chapter 3, why does Lonoff drive to New York in the middle of the night?
5. Why do the women at the play upset Amy?
6. Why does Amy make marks in her copy of Anne Frank's diary?
7. Why does Hope think she has embarrassed Amy in Chapter 4?
8. To whom does Zuckerman compare Anne Frank when he is talking to Amy in Chapter 4?
9. What does Amy believe she has the power to teach through the diary, if she remains dead to everyone?
10. What significance does Zuckerman see in Amy's wool cap in Chapter 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Underlying themes in "The Ghost Writer" are the roles and "confusion" of fact and fiction. Write a response explaining how fact and fiction are confused and misinterpreted in the story. What elements of fiction are presented as fact? What elements are presented as fiction, but are indeed facts? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Roth, a Jewish writer, also uses Jewish characters in his story. Those characters, in turn, reference other Jews and Jewish traditions and beliefs. Write a response exploring the importance of Zuckerman's repeated references to Anne Frank in light of being Jewish. Use specific references to the story in the response.
Essay Topic 3
Roth uses his stories to make a statement on the role of the writer. Write a response exploring how Roth makes this statement in "The Ghost Writer." How do the characters help perpetuate Roth's statement on the role of the writer. What do the characters believe the role of the writer is? How do the characters' beliefs reflect Roth's beliefs? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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