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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many floors up is Amy in the hotel?
2. How old is Amy in Chapter 3?
3. Why is Amy in a hotel room?
4. How long was Amy in a coma?
5. How many people were together in the attic rooms in the Amsterdam building?
Essay Topic 1
Philip Roth is a Jewish writer, and many of his books focus on the treatment and conditions of Jews in America. "The Ghost Writer" is no exception to this topic. Write a response exploring how Roth views the treatment and status of Jews through "The Ghost Writer." How are Jews portrayed in the book? How does the portrayal reflect Roth's own beliefs and interpretation of the treatment of Jews? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Philip Roth tends to use some of his characters as alter egos of himself. Explore Roth's use of characters in "The Ghost Writer" as alter egos. Who is Roth's alter ego in the story? Can more than one character serve as an alter ego? How do the characters become alter egos? Use specific examples from the story in the response.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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