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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the topic of Jules's interview with the news reporter?
2. How does Loretta initially react when Maureen tells her of her plans to marry Jim?
3. Why does Mort want to rid himself of his money?
4. Who does Maureen want to marry?
5. What is Jules trying to do in Chapter 7 of the second book?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nadine's character is a very important one, in terms of how she affects Jules. What is the point of Nadine's character? What point is the author trying to convey through Nadine? What does the reader learn about Jules' character from his interactions with Nadine? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
One of the literary techniques employed by the author is that of switching viewpoints between the characters. How effective is this technique? Why? What does it help to accomplish? Is there another, more effective way to accomplish the same result? If so, what is it? Did you like this style of writing? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Books one and two both end with a catastrophic event for one of the main characters. Why do you think that the author decided to structure the novel this way? What are the benefits of creating such a structure? What are the drawbacks? What are some other ways in which the author might have chosen to structure the novel? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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