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

2. Where do people think Anne died?

3. How much interest is Lonoff's money in the bank earning?

4. How many books does Lonoff have on the paperback book racks?

5. What does Lonoff not see when he is walking?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. To whom does Zuckerman compare Anne Frank when he is talking to Amy in Chapter 4?

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

6. According to the story in Chapter 3, why does Amy take a new name?

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

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

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

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

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

In "The Ghost Writer," Roth explores the idea of an author's responsibility to his subjects and characters. Write a response exploring how this idea of responsibility is portrayed in the story. How does Roth connect this idea to the characters in the story? How is Roth responsible for the subjects and characters in the story? How are the writers in the story responsible for their own subjects and characters? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

In "The Ghost Writer," Zuckerman searches out Lonoff as a mentor and father figure. Write a response exploring Zuckerman's search for a father figure. Why is he looking for a mentor and father figure? How does Zuckerman's relationship with his own father contribute to him seeking out another mentor/father figure? Use specific references to the story in the response.

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