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. How many letters does Lonoff have?

3. What does Lonoff not want to eat a whole thing of?

4. How many times does Amy read the diary?

5. Where does Amy get a copy of the diary from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Amy want a room with a telephone?

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

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

4. Why does Lonoff say he threw out an old razor blade that morning in Chapter 4?

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

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

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

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 Amy do when she receives the copy of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Underlying themes in "The Ghost Writer" are the roles and "confusion" of fact and fiction. Write a response explaining how fact and fiction are confused and misinterpreted in the story. What elements of fiction are presented as fact? What elements are presented as fiction, but are indeed facts? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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