The Ginger Man Test | Mid-Book 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 problem can O'Keefe not seem to overcome?

2. Why do the landladies of the new house trust Dangerfield and Marion?

3. What item does O'Keefe give Dangerfield?

4. Who is the girl who asks Dangerfield for a light for her cigarette?

5. What puts Dangerfield in a good mood?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dangerfield leave Chris when she confronts him about the bar brawl she reads about in the newspaper?

2. What does O'Keefe realize about Dangerfield when he loans Dangerfield money?

3. What is the result of Dangerfield's embarrassment about the train incident?

4. How do Marion and Dangerfield differ in their approach to their life together?

5. How do Dangerfield's behavioral traits undermine him in terms of money vs. pleasure?

6. What does Chris discern about her relationship with Dangerfield?

7. Why is Dangerfield so angry to learn that Marion has contacted his father?

8. How does the impoverished Dangerfield secure food for O'Keefe and himself?

9. Who is Kenneth O'Keefe and where does Dangerfield invite him to go in Chapter 1?

10. Has Dangerfield's life improved from moving from the rickety house to the house in the city?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment then cite an example to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Mary. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Mary?

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