The Magician's Assistant Test | Final Test - Hard

Ann Patchett
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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. Sabine equates Wal-Mart to ___________________.

2. Where does Dot go after talking to Sabine?

3. Kitty asks Sabine if Parsifal ever ______________________.

4. What does Sabine spend the day doing in Parsifal's room?

5. In Sabine's dream, what is Phan's profession?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sabine tell her parents about her visit with the Fetters family so far?

2. What news does Sabine tell the Fetters family that upsets them?

3. How does Sabine come to realize that Parsifal had had a hard life long before she met him?

4. What is the result of Howard's feeling foolish during the magic trick?

5. How does the kiss from Kitty give Sabine some satisfaction over Howard and his threatening behavior?

6. Who is Howard Plate and what can be assumed by his behavior?

7. How do Sabine's views of the world differ from Dot's perspective?

8. What does Sabine wonder about the residents of Alliance as they drive Bertie to the emergency room?

9. How is Parsifal's true past so different from the one Sabine had always envisioned?

10. What does Sabine discover when she explores Parsifal's childhood room?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dot is baffled that Sabine would have married Parsifal who was a gay man. Why would Sabine commit to marrying Parsifal if he could not return her love in all ways possible? Why would she choose to share her husband with another man? Explain Sabine's complicated love.

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Dot. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Dot?

Essay Topic 3

Denial seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of denial? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the lives of the characters? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

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