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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. What do the nuns find for Ismael?
2. Where does Richard work?
3. What is the name of the woman the man driving is going to see?
4. What does Rafferty tell Hoover?
5. What game is Matt interested in?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who was Albert Bronzini?
2. What do people in Phoenix think about Nick's roots?
3. Who does Nick say Brian believes he is?
4. How did Nick's son change after the LA riots?
5. Why does Hoover appreciate Truman's timing in the announcement of the Soviet bomb?
6. How does Cotter get into the baseball game without paying?
7. How does Marian react to Nick's fling with Donna?
8. Who was the Texas Highway Killer?
9. How does Jackie Gleason entertain members of the crowd?
10. What does Sims say happened to Donnie Moore?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is post modernism? In what way is Don De Lillo a post modern writer?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?
Essay Topic 3
How did the Cold War effect American society in the fifties? How are characters such as Nick effected by the events of the Cold War later on in their lives?
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