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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nick do after his daughter leaves the bar?
2. What was Dudley prepared to do if Elsie had not come?
3. What instrument does the Arab play?
4. What does Joe set on the floor by the bed in Kitty's room?
5. What is McCarthy's job?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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