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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Henry have to tone down on his new job?
2. What is the wild story Macha first tells Fillmore?
3. Where do Henry and Tania go that he has never been before?
4. What happens to Peckover that may benefit Henry?
5. Why is Henry writing letters to Irene?
Essay Topic 1
Miller correctly identifies many people's obsession with royalty in Chapter 12 when he writes about Macha, the presumed Russian princess. Write a paper expressing your opinion about how you see the status of royalty today. You might want to include a reference to the late Princess Diana of England in your comments.
Essay Topic 2
Pretend you are a newspaper critic and write a summary and critique of THE TROPIC OF CANCER. In your review of the novel, include your recommendation about whether someone should or should not read the book and be specific about your reasons.
Essay Topic 3
Write a paper on the power of words and how Miller's use of street language makes his novel so powerful. When reading THE TROPIC OF CANCER, does the vocabulary sometimes make you uncomfortable? Do you think that is exactly the reaction Miller hoped for? Discuss the difference in reading such a novel for its literary merits rather than for satisfying prurient curiosity.
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