The Long Goodbye Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who is the Jewish man searching for?

2. What does Marlowe tell Spencer when Eileen leaves the room?

3. What does Dr. Loring tell Roger to do?

4. What does Dr. Loring slap Roger with?

5. What does Dr. Loring say he prescribed to Eileen?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Roger tell Marlowe about Terry in Section 7?

2. What do Marlowe and Eileen say to each other before Marlowe leaves the house?

3. How does Marlowe react to Roger's death?

4. Who does Eileen say she was in love with when she was younger?

5. How does Ohls think Roger was killed?

6. Why does Marlowe think Eileen is lying about the insignia?

7. What does Roger say about killing a man in Section 6?

8. What dilemma does Eileen pose for Marlowe in section six?

9. What does Marlowe say about private investigators in Section 5?

10. What new evidence does Roy Ashterfelt give Marlowe in Section 7?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is it important for the wealthy newspaper owners to keep a lid on what happens in the book? In what way does the situation change for them to eventually release the information about the murder case? How do both the police and Marlowe use the press and how do the press use Marlowe and the police?

Essay Topic 2

Examine violence in the novel.

1) How do the characters in the novel view violence? Are there characters that would think twice before shooting or hitting someone?

2) Do the characters need to be violent to cope in the world that Chandler portrays?

3) How do the students think the public reacted to the novel's violence when it was first published? How would the public react to such a book today?

Essay Topic 3

The Long Goodbye is a famous book which has greatly influenced modern literature. Choose a book written after the novel that you think was influenced by it and discuss their similarities in terms of:

a) plot

b) character

c) themes

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