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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 far is Lonoff behind schedule in the morning in Chapter 4?
2. Where do people think Anne died?
3. What does Hope say the house will turn into if Lonoff gets a secretary?
4. What color is Amy's wool cap?
5. What theater does Amy go to in Chapter 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Amy believe she has the power to teach through the diary, if she remains dead to everyone?
2. Why does Amy get up from the table to leave in Chapter 4?
3. Why does Lonoff say he threw out an old razor blade that morning in Chapter 4?
4. What does Zuckerman notice has happened to Hope at breakfast the next morning?
5. How does Amy obtain a copy of "Het Achterhuis?"
6. To whom does Zuckerman compare Anne Frank when he is talking to Amy in Chapter 4?
7. What does Amy realize when she hears the woman say "Oh, no" in the theater?
8. Why does Hope think Amy wants to take her place as Lonoff's companion?
9. Why does Hope think she has embarrassed Amy in Chapter 4?
10. According to Chapter 3, why does Lonoff drive to New York in the middle of the night?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Amy plays a vital role in "The Ghost Writer." Write a response exploring the role and importance of Amy to the story. How does she interact with the other main characters? Why is she important? What conflicts/events involve Amy? Use specific examples from the story in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Write a response exploring the meaning of the book's title, "The Ghost Writer." Who is the "ghost writer"? Why is this title appropriate for the book? What does the title tell the reader the book might be about? What does the title mean? Would a different title be more appropriate for the story? Use specific references to the story in the response.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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