This Side of Paradise Test | Final 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 do Amory and the person who gives him a ride home after the funeral argue about?

2. How does Rosalind feel after she refuses Amory's proposal?

3. Where is Eleanor raised?

4. What is the last name of the person who drives Amory home from the funeral?

5. How long after their summer together do Amory and Eleanor send things to each other?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Eleanor have a reputation for?

2. What does Amory talk about that makes Tom very uncomfortable, and why?

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

4. What happens when Amory gets to the hotel he was invited to while in Atlantic City?

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

6. Who does Amory see in Atlantic City, and how does this make him feel?

7. What law does Amory's friend break while in Atlantic City?

8. What does Amory say about all the social groups he has been a part of?

9. How do Eleanor and Amory feel about each other when they first meet, and what does this lead to?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role does despair play in this book?

Essay Topic 2

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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