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 other people does a secretary represent to Lonoff?

2. What does Hope say Amy thinks it will be the religion of at the house?

3. Who is Anne's older sister?

4. What play has Amy come to New York to see?

5. What time does Lonoff leave his house to drive to New York in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Hope think Amy wants to take her place as Lonoff's companion?

4. What does Zuckerman notice has happened to Hope at breakfast the next morning?

5. What does Amy fear Lonoff will think about her after she tells him her story in Chapter 3?

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

7. What does Amy realize when she hears the woman say "Oh, no" in the theater?

8. Why does Amy say she wrote and kept the diary while in hiding?

9. Why do the women at the play upset Amy?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout "The Ghost Writer," Roth explores the theme and idea of needing inspiration to create art. Write a response exploring this theme in the story. Which characters are looking for inspiration to create their art? Which characters and events serve as inspiration for this art? Use specific references to the story in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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