This Side of Paradise Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What season does Amory's father die?

2. What has Burne become when Amory returns from his visit to Clara?

3. What kind of parties does Amory go to in order to kiss girls?

4. Who does Amory yell at when he becomes disgusted with the atmosphere on Broadway?

5. How does Amory feel after his first night at college?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Amory's friend is about to get in trouble with the police in Atlantic City?

2. Where does Amory decide to go to college, and why?

3. What do Amory and Eleanor do the night before Amory leaves?

4. What does Amory do after he is rejected by Rosalind?

5. What does Amory do in New York after Kerry joins the war?

6. What does Amory do when he joins the Triangle Club?

7. What stops Amory's drinking, and how does this affect his life?

8. What news does Amory receive when he gets back to New York after his trip to Atlantic City?

9. What does Burne challenge the college newspaper about in Amory's junior year of college?

10. What does Amory talk about with the driver who takes him home from the funeral?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

Essay Topic 2

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Fitzgerald have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 3

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect the characters involved in those scenes?

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