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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 22, why does David say he switched colleges often?

2. In Chapter 22, who does David blame his parents' divorce on?

3. In Chapter 30, what example of outdated material does Sylvanshine talk about with Reynolds?

4. What emotional reaction does the narrator say is not associated with phantoms in Chapter 26?

5. In Chapter 22, what happens after David's father's death?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the use of post-modernism techniques. Consider the unique text layouts, formats, footnotes, columns, interviews, etc. How do these textual features affect the development of this novel?

Essay Topic 2

Explore the author's commentary on government in "The Pale King". What is the preferred relationship between government and citizen? What is the relationship between government and government employee?

Essay Topic 3

What is the role of interview in "The Pale King"? Consider the interviews conducted with tax payers, IRS employees and people wishing to become IRS employees. What message is conveyed about the interviewing process?

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