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. What does Dot do to help Sabine pass some time?

2. What town in Nebraska does the Fetters family live in?

3. Kitty tells Sabine that Parsifal had once been locked in ___________________.

4. Where does Bertie want to go after her medical treatment?

5. Where has Sabine been sleeping the last few nights?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Dot think that she handled the situation with Guy so poorly?

3. What does Sabine finally see in the Tonight Show performance?

4. Who are Kitty's sons and what do they find fascinating about Sabine?

5. How do the stories about Albert Fetters make Sabine realize that Parsifal did what he had to do in order to survive?

6. How are Sabine's memories of the Tonight Show performance different from how the Fetters family views it?

7. What is Sabine's dream as she naps with Kitty?

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

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

10. How does Sabine finally understand why Parsifal had to escape his past?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of living in denial. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience living in denial and then cite an example to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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