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

2. What is Amy's father's name?

3. Why does Lonoff say Hope is upset?

4. Where is Amy staying when she calls Lonoff?

5. What theater does Amy go to in Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Zuckerman notices that Lonoff has also changed at breakfast. To what does Zuckerman attribute the change in Lonoff and Hope?

5. Why does Hope think she has embarrassed Amy in Chapter 4?

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

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

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

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

10. How does Amy find out about her father, according to the story in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In "The Ghost Writer," Zuckerman worships "high art," while Lonoff tends to dismiss it. Write a response exploring the pros and cons of worshiping this "high art." How do the characters demonstrate these pros and cons? Use specific references to the story in the response.

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