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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 color is Amy's wool cap?
2. What did Nathan go the previous night without in Chapter 4?
3. What does Amy call her father?
4. To what flower does Nathan compare Hope in Chapter 4?
5. How long has Lonoff been with Hope?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Amy obtain a copy of "Het Achterhuis?"
2. Why is Amy not surprised when Zuckerman tells her she looks like Anne Frank?
3. Why does Hope think Amy wants to take her place as Lonoff's companion?
4. Why does Amy get up from the table to leave in Chapter 4?
5. Why does Amy say she wrote and kept the diary while in hiding?
6. What does Amy believe she has the power to teach through the diary, if she remains dead to everyone?
7. What does Amy realize when she hears the woman say "Oh, no" in the theater?
8. Why do the women at the play upset Amy?
9. Why can Zuckerman no longer think of Amy as herself in Chapter 4?
10. Why does Amy want a room with a telephone?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Roth uses his stories to make a statement on the role of the writer. Write a response exploring how Roth makes this statement in "The Ghost Writer." How do the characters help perpetuate Roth's statement on the role of the writer. What do the characters believe the role of the writer is? How do the characters' beliefs reflect Roth's beliefs? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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