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. What is Linda Loring drinking at the bar?

2. What does Roger ask Marlowe?

3. What was the Demerol supposed to help?

4. Who does Linda want Marlowe to meet?

5. Who does Marlowe ask if Roger knows?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mendez tell Marlowe in Section 8?

3. What happens to Roger a week after the cocktail party?

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

5. What does Eileen say about her relationship with Roger in the fifth section?

6. Why is Marlowe concerned about Eileen's reaction to her husband's injury?

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

8. How does Marlowe prove Candy to be a liar in Section 7?

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

10. Summarize the story Eileen tells in Section 8.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the characters of Marlowe and Eileen.

1) In what way are their morals different?

2) What is their relationship to each other?

3) Do you think they are the perfect match?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the novel.

1) How does Chandler use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?

2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?

3) Aside from the main character, examine the way Chandler uses the other characters in the story. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

Essay Topic 3

What makes Marlowe a good private eye? Is Marlowe right when he says most Private Eyes finish broke or dead? How do the students think Marlowe manages to keep afloat?

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