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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 does Rothman say was stolen from one of his carpenters?
2. Where does Lou keep Elmer's money?
3. What does Lou tell Smith he has always been interested in?
4. What does John Smith want?
5. What does Lou tell Smith is the only thing that worries him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Lou say about odd couples in this section?
2. What suggestions are there in this Chapter 12 that Lou gets his killer instinct from his father?
3. What does Bob say to Lou in Chapter 14?
4. Why does Hendricks say he is relieved Joyce died?
5. What information does Rothman give about Johnnie?
6. How does Lou talk to the doctor when he first arrives at his house?
7. What does Lou see in the picture he finds in his dad's library?
8. What does Lou know about Billy Bob Walker?
9. How do Hendricks and his secretary react when Lou starts speaking in cliches?
10. What does Lou say about writers when they reach a highpoint in the story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?
Essay Topic 2
Why does Bob kill himself? How does Bob's death affect Lou? How does Bob's death affect the other characters? How does Bob's death change the characters' attitude towards Lou?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?
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