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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 drunk looking for?
2. What does Nick give to the drunk?
3. What kind of animal does Nick call Blick?
4. Who is making the noise outside Kitty's room?
5. Which of the following cannot be used to describe Elsie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alcohol seems to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the abuse? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? How does it affect the abusers? How does it affect those impacted by the abusers? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
Essay Topic 2
The story takes place as America is still recovering from the Great Depression. Explain the significance of the Depression on America in general and the patrons of Nick's bar in particular. What impact did the Depression have on the choices that Nick and Joe made? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study on Tom. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
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