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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who arrives at Kitty's room?
2. What does Kitty say that she wanted to be when she grew up?
3. Who is Killer?
4. Why does Joe want to get a car?
5. According to Elsie, what are people incapable of protecting themselves against?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain the role of women in the 1930s when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study on Kitty. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?
This section contains 250 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)