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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. At breakfast, Nathan references Henry James' line, "the consequences of his" what?
2. What is Hope trying to leave?
3. Who does Nathan imagine telling his parents he is marrying in Chapter 4?
4. Who slams the bedroom door in Chapter 4?
5. When did Lonoff used to look at the mail?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Amy not surprised when Zuckerman tells her she looks like Anne Frank?
2. What does Amy do after leaving the dentist's office where she found the "Time" article?
3. Zuckerman notices that Lonoff has also changed at breakfast. To what does Zuckerman attribute the change in Lonoff and Hope?
4. What does Amy believe she has the power to teach through the diary, if she remains dead to everyone?
5. Why does Hope tell Lonoff that he does not want her to leave?
6. Why does Amy say she wrote and kept the diary while in hiding?
7. Why do the women at the play upset Amy?
8. What does Amy do when she receives the copy of the book?
9. Why does Hope think Amy wants to take her place as Lonoff's companion?
10. How does Amy find out about her father, according to the story in Chapter 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Lonoff's wife, Hope, is an important element of "The Ghost Writer." Write a response explaining the importance of Hope in the story and the role she plays in the plot. What happens to Hope that affects the other characters in the story? Use specific examples from the story 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
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.
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