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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. How many females are living in the Blue House at the GR headquarters in the beginning of "The Balzer Method"?
2. What is the name of the basement coffee shop on Mount Auburn Street that is a main gathering spot for the Barefoot People?
3. Where had Nora gone for her honeymoon?
4. Where does Jill consider attending college and commuting from home after her grades have plummteted in in Part Three?
5. What does the coffee cup say that Jill gives to Kevin for Christmas in Part Three?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Patti Levin and what is her role within the GR?
2. How is Christmas morning described at the GR headquarters in Part Three?
3. How does Christine perceive her unborn child in Part Three? What has led to this perception?
4. What does Nora Durst do on Christmas Day? Why?
5. How do Nora’s and Kevin’s actions and behaviors differ in Florida from in Mapleton?
6. What led Kevin Garvey to run for public office? Has he achieved his objectives in his position?
7. What is the significance of the chapter title “A Better-than-Average Girlfriend”?
8. How does the narrative perspective shift in Part Three?
9. What is Nora Durst’s central conflict in Part Four?
10. How is the setting of Outpost 17 described? Who lives there when Meg and Laurie arrive?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of The Leftovers. From whose perspective is the story related? Is the narrator’s perspective omniscient or limited? Why do you think the author employs this narrative style? How would the story differ if it were related from a different perspective?
Essay Topic 2
What are Reverend Matt Jamison’s actions, objectives, and obstacles in The Leftovers? Why did Reverend Jamison leave his church? What are the subjects of the newsletters he produces? Why does he produce them?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the game “Get a Room” played by Jill and Aimee in the novel. What are the objectives of the game? What are the sexist elements of the game? How does the game expand Jill’s relationships?
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