The Ginger Man 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. Dangerfield goes to a party at Tony Malarkey's place located in __________________.

2. Why does Dangerfield sneak into the landlady's bedroom?

3. Which friend does Dangerfield run into at the pawn shop?

4. How long do Dangerfield and Mary stay in Dangerfield's room before emerging again?

5. For what reason does Dangerfield ask Marion for money?

Short Essay Questions

1. At whose expense does Dangerfield live a better life in London?

2. What news is assumed to be true about Clocklan?

3. What is Dangerfield's new plan to move to London and does he ask Miss Frost to go with him?

4. Contrast the worlds of Mary and Dangerfield.

5. Why has Mary's true personality emerged since meeting Dangerfield?

6. In what way is O'Keefe similar to Dangerfield?

7. What is the content of the letter Dangerfield receives from Skully?

8. Why does Dangerfield relent and go to the party Clocklan invited him to attend?

9. What objective has O'Keefe still not attained in his life?

10. Why does Dangerfield believe that his father's death is the end to all of Dangerfield's problems?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Does Donleavy end the novel on a note of hope for Dangerfield or the continuance of his struggle to come to terms with his flawed relationship with Mary? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Dangerfield and O'Keefe. What drives both of the men? How are their personalities similar? On what points do they differ? Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?

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