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. When did Amy change her name from Anne to Amy?

2. How many letters does Lonoff have?

3. Who is Anne's older sister?

4. Where do people think Anne died?

5. What did Amy want in the room she runs to after the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hope tell Lonoff that he does not want her to leave?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is Amy not surprised when Zuckerman tells her she looks like Anne Frank?

9. According to Chapter 3, why does Lonoff drive to New York in the middle of the night?

10. Why can Zuckerman no longer think of Amy as herself in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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," one chapter is devoted to Zuckerman's imagining of Amy as Anne Frank. Write a response explaining why Zuckerman comes up with this imagined scenario. What impact does this imagined story have on the plot? How does the story impact the characters, if at all? Use specific references to the story in the response.

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