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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 is the cargo ship that has been sailing for two years carrying?
2. What does Nick stare at after his dream?
3. What does Marvin tell Brian he has searched for from the Dodger Giants game?
4. What kind of car is the man driving across the desert?
5. What does Hoover think of when he looks at the picture by Bruegel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Nick's son change after the LA riots?
2. How are Nick and Klara's lives different?
3. What do people in Phoenix think about Nick's roots?
4. What did Marian always want Nick to talk about?
5. Why does Nick's wife like Nick's mother?
6. Why does Nick think his mother should move to Phoenix?
7. Why does Nick have his mother's surname instead of his father's?
8. Why does Marian say she takes heroin?
9. Who was Albert Bronzini?
10. How does Cotter get into the baseball game without paying?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Klara's character at the beginning of the novel? How does her character change through the novel? How does the author express this change? What events have the biggest impact on Klara's life and why?
Essay Topic 2
How is the story about Cotter Martin linked to the rest of the story and the characters? Why doesn´t the author continue Cotter's story? How do you think he would have reacted to his father selling the baseball?
Essay Topic 3
How does the disappearance of their father effect Nick and Matt? How different would their lives have been if their father stayed?
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