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Tropic of Cancer Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main thing worrying Henry about his writing?



2. Where is Marlowe about to go?



3. What is Nanantatee's stated profession?



4. What does Carl say makes him want to go to Arizona?



5. Why can Henry not go to the cinema or into the opium joint?



Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Henry go so often to the American Express office?



2. Why does Kruger evict Henry from his studio?



3. How does Henry describe Moldorf?



4. What is it about Boris that Henry can never quite understand?



5. How does Henry define health that he equates with optimism?



6. What do Henry's thoughts about the naked trollops represent?



7. Why does Henry stop writing?



8. What does Henry say about his escape from Serge?



9. Why does Henry like eating with the Cronstadts the best?



10. When the blonde woman stays away too long and leaves Henry alone in her room, what does he do?



Essay Topics

A difficult time for Henry was when he was employed and had to, as he put it, kiss the boss's ass. Write a paper on the difficulty of being an employee and having to suppress your personal feelings and ideas because of a dictatorial boss.

In the mid 1960's, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that TROPIC OF CANCER is literature and not pornography. After reading the book, write an essay on why you do or do not think it should have caused such a controversy.

Much of TROPIC OF CANCER deals with hunger. Miller makes it clear that hunger eclipses all other human drives. Write an essay on the broader theme of world hunger where people do not have Henry's ability to find food.

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