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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is ill in Chapter 10 of the second book?
2. What about Jules bothers his girlfriend?
3. Why does Jim find himself attracted to Maureen?
4. What is happening to Maureen during her recovery?
5. How does Jules feel about Nadine when they reunite?
Essay Topic 1
One of the main themes of the novel is poverty. What role does poverty play in the lives of the characters? What situations might have been avoided if it were not for their poverty-stricken lifestyle? How did poverty affect the relationships between the main characters? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Bernard is a minor character, who plays an important role in the novel. Why is his character in the novel for such a short time? What is his impact on Jules' life? Why is his character in such sharp contrast to the other characters in the novel? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Several of the women in the novel turn to prostitution as a means for generating income. Why do you think this is so? Were there any other options for low-income women who wanted to better their situation? If so, what were they? If there were other options, why did they choose prostitution over the other options? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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