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 does the person driving Amory home from the funeral call his ideas of the world?

2. Where is Eleanor raised?

3. What illegal substance is the old acquaintance of Amory's hiding when they run into each other?

4. Who tells the story of the dangerous thing Rosalind did at a swimming party?

5. Where does Amory's old acquaintance hide the illegal substance he has when he runs into Amory?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Amory hear when he wakes up in the hotel in Atlantic City?

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

3. Who writes to Amory after he quits drinking, and what does the letter say?

4. What happens when Amory goes to quit his job after being rejected by Rosalind?

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

6. What happens when Amory tries to kiss Eleanor for the first time?

7. What do Amory and Eleanor do to keep the memory of their summer alive?

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

9. What happens when Amory is walking through the woods in Maryland?

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

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 2

Beatrice was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?

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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