The Gold Coast Test | Final 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. What is the first thing John does when he returns home in Chapter 33?

2. What do John and Jenny talk about in John's hotel room?

3. Why can't John go to sleep while staying at the Plaza Hotel?

4. Where does John first meet Jenny Alvarez?

5. In Chapter 27, how does John react when Ferragamo calls Bellarosa?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 30, how does John's dream affect him?

2. What happens at George Allard's funeral?

3. What do John and Bellarosa do after Bellarosa posts bail?

4. In Chapter 29, what happens when Bellarosa watches the news?

5. How does John feel about staying at the Plaza Hotel?

6. Why does John sink his own boat?

7. What favor does John ask of Bellarosa in Chapter 36?

8. What happens when Ferragamo offers Bellarosa a deal in his case?

9. Why couldn't Ethel be with Augustus Stanhope?

10. Why does John become upset about Bellarosa's fifty dollar bet on the day of his arrest?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the commentary on marriage that this novel provides.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explore success as a theme in this novel. What is the author's commentary on success?

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