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. What song is Lonoff humming when he comes to breakfast in Chapter 4?

2. What book does Amy get the name Bellette from?

3. Why does Hope apologize to Amy in Chapter 4?

4. What did the nurses call Amy?

5. How old is Amy in Chapter 3?

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. What does Amy believe she has the power to teach through the diary, if she remains dead to everyone?

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

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

6. Zuckerman notices that Lonoff has also changed at breakfast. To what does Zuckerman attribute the change in Lonoff and Hope?

7. Why does Hope storm out of the kitchen in Chapter 4?

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

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

10. Why does Amy make marks in her copy of Anne Frank's diary?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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