them Test | 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. Who offers Jules a ride while he is meandering the streets?

2. What is Jim's family life like?

3. Where does Maureen live, at the beginning of the third book?

4. Who is ill in Chapter 10 of the second book?

5. How does Loretta's attitude change when she finds out that Jim is married?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jules is involved with a series of women in his life, each of them very different from the others. Who are these women? Do they have one thing in common that attracts Jules to them? If so, what is it? How healthy are these relationships? What does each of these women have to offer Jules? What do they each take from him? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The roles of men and women in "Them" are very different. What opportunities and duties do the women have? What about the men? What opportunities do the men have, that the women lack? Is there a difference in the way characters of each gender are portrayed? If so, what is it? Do you think that these gender portrayals are accurate, considering the novel's setting? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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