The Ghost Writer 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. How many books does Lonoff have on the paperback book racks?

2. What did Amy want in the room she runs to after the play?

3. What does Hope call Amy in Chapter 4?

4. To what flower does Nathan compare Hope in Chapter 4?

5. How far is Lonoff behind schedule in the morning in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hope think she has embarrassed Amy in Chapter 4?

2. What does Amy do after leaving the dentist's office where she found the "Time" article?

3. Why does Amy get up from the table to leave in Chapter 4?

4. What significance does Zuckerman see in Amy's wool cap in Chapter 4?

5. Why does Hope tell Lonoff that he does not want her to leave?

6. What does Amy do when she receives the copy of the book?

7. What does Hope come down the stairs with in Chapter 4?

8. How does the diary come to be published?

9. How does Amy find out about her father, according to the story in Chapter 3?

10. What does Zuckerman imagine saying to his family as he sits at breakfast with Amy and the Lonoffs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Roth writes "The Ghost Writer" in first person with Zuckerman as the narrator. Write a response explaining why it is important that the story is presented in first person. What does this point of view allow the reader to know about the story's plot? What does a first-person point of view deny the reader? Use specific references to the story in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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