The Last Good Kiss Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James Crumley
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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. After Saghrue arrives at Trahearne's house and meets Melinda, how does he realize he feels about Betty Sue?

2. What is C.W. Sughrue's occupation?

3. How was Sughrue discharged from his military duty in Vietnam?

4. Who pays Sughrue's bill in the search for Trahearne?

5. Who runs with Sughrue on his first morning in Montana?

Short Essay Questions

1. Sughrue is uncomfortable about Catherine and Trahearne's mother living together. Why?

2. How would Sughrue be affected by his experiences in Vietnam and the discovery of the butchered 14-year old boy?

3. What is foreshadowed by Trahearne's eagerness to travel with Sughrue in the search for Betty Sue?

4. How does Trahearne react to the porn Professor Richter shows him and Sughrue?

5. How does Betty Sue have the power to make Sughrue fall under her spell when they have never met?

6. What does Charles Gleeson's relationship with Betty Sue symbolize?

7. How does Peggy Blain's explanation of Betty Sue contribute to the development of Betty Sue's allure?

8. How do Selma Hinds' actions characterize her?

9. What tone is set when Sughrue says people in his business need "a moral certitude that I no longer even claimed to possess"?

10. Sughrue and Rosie concoct a story for the police. How does this story indirectly characterize them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Melinda's desire to live her own life contribute to her death?

Essay Topic 2

Trahearne has previous and successful writing and writing that he is wanting to complete. These two types of writing are very different. What does Trahearne's writing symbolize at different stages in his life?

Essay Topic 3

Several characters mention that Betty Sue can put spells on people. Indeed, she does seem unforgettable. How does Betty Sue cast a spell on characters in the book?

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