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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. In the study where the researcher put two strangers into a room and had them ask one another intimate questions, how long were the subjects supposed to stare into one another's eyes without speaking?
2. What is the name of Natasha's father?
3. What is the name of Daniel's father?
4. What aspect of Natasha's appearance does Daniel find himself staring at as they leave the coffee shop before her appointment?
5. The narrator asserts in “Love: A Chemical History” that according to scientists, there are how many stages of love?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Natasha respond to her interaction with Charlie at Daniel's father's store when they first meet?
2. What similarities do Daniel and Natasha share?
3. What are the three stages of love that are discussed in the novel?
4. Who is Bev and what is the significance of this character in the novel?
5. What "event" leads to Daniel pursuing the signs of God in the novel?
6. Who is Jeremy Fitzgerald and what is his role in the plot of The Sun is Also a Star?
7. Why does Natasha become flustered and leave the coffee shop?
8. How are the concepts of practicality and romanticism juxtaposed in the novel?
9. How is "love" perceived by Natasha and by Daniel in the novel?
10. What happens when Natasha arrives late for her meeting with Karen Whitney?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the characters of Jeremy Fitzgerald and Hannah Winter in The Sun is Also a Star. How do these characters each affect the plot of the novel? What themes emerge through these characters in the story? What is the outcome for these characters?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the character of Samuel Kingsley in The Sun is Also a Star. What are Samuel's ambitions? What brought Samuel to America? How does Samuel feel about his experiences in the United States?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the plot structure of The Sun is Also a Star. Where in the narrative are the exposition and rising action located? Where does the climax of the novel occur? What information is revealed in the novel's falling action and denouement?
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