The Pale King Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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 In Chapter 30, what example of outdated material does Sylvanshine talk about with Reynolds?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

Knowing that "The Pale King" is unfinished, how does this influence the novel? What impact does this have on the development of the plot and the characters? How does the inclusion of author notes influence these things?

Essay Topic 2

Explore the theme of success in this novel. What things make people successful? What things impede success? What is the overall message about success in this novel?

Essay Topic 3

How do characters remain the same as they age? How do they change? Compare and contrast the characters who change vs. those who remain the same. What message does this deliver about childhood and the transition into adulthood?

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