The Gold Coast Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nelson Demille
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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. In Chapter 13, why does Bellarosa tell John he will send a builder over?

2. What does John tell Bellarosa about getting a club membership?

3. In Chapter 14, who makes arrangements for John and Susan to have drinks at Bellarosa's?

4. In Chapter 14, what does John ask Dominic about Stanhope Hall?

5. What does John tell Lester Remson about living next door to Bellarosa?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bellarosa try to help John with his tax problems?

2. What are John's parent's like?

3. In Chapter 5, how does John fear he insulted Lester?

4. Why is Bellarosa good for Alhambra?

5. What do John and Susan discuss after Good Friday mass?

6. In Chapter 8, what does Lester want to do with the stock certificates one of John's clients found?

7. How does John feel about attending church service at St. Mark's?

8. When John visits Alhambra in Chapter 3, what does he find?

9. What does Anna tell John she worries about in the new neighborhood in Chapter 17?

10. What surprises John about Stanhope Hall in Chapter 14?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does word choice affect the reader's opinion in this novel? How does the author use word choice to develop the characters, themes and plot of "The Gold Coast"?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the author's use of dialogue in this novel to explore the characters instead of using lengthy descriptions. Is this technique effective?

Essay Topic 3

Explore change as a theme in this novel. What message about change does this novel deliver?

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