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 old is Amy's father now?

2. When did Lonoff used to look at the mail?

3. What does Amy call her father?

4. How long was Amy in a coma?

5. What song is Lonoff humming when he comes to breakfast in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Amy fear Lonoff will think about her after she tells him her story in Chapter 3?

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

4. Why does Hope think Amy wants to take her place as Lonoff's companion?

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

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

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

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

9. How does the diary come to be published?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "The Ghost Writer", there is a reference to Henry James' "The Middle Years." Zuckerman comes across the following quote in James' story: "We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art." Write a response exploring the relevance of this quote to the story. What does the quote mean? How does it connect to the book? Use specific references to the text 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

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.

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