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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. Who insists on sitting next to Wittman on the bus?

2. What special ingredient does Charles put in the omelet?

3. What of the following types of people does Kerouac not mention in his poem?

4. What is Louise's position at the department store?

5. Where do Tasa and Wittman encounter Gabe?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has Wittman's co-worker, Louise, forgotten about Wittman?

2. What was Wittman's student film about?

3. What does Wittman fantasize about on the bus?

4. Why is Wittman angry with Lance over their first meeting?

5. What does Wittman think when he sees some Chinese immigrants in Golden Gate Park?

6. What does Wittman do when Nanci leaves his apartment?

7. What are Tasa's conditions for hers and Wittman's relationship?

8. How does Gabe help out Wittman and Tasa?

9. Why can Wittman's statement about being the monkey King be seen as true?

10. What does Lance represent to Wittman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pick a character from the novel and discuss his/her goals and motives. Does he/she achieve his/her motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 2

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the time period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 3

Write a 500-word essay revolving around one of the following statements:

1) The popular culture references shows how varied American popular culture is and the options open to Wittman as a Chinese American.

2) Wittman feels he has a right to racially discriminated because he has been discriminated against himself.

3) People's views on Chinese American are becoming more positive as Chinese American integrate themselves more into American society.

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