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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 buys Marvin's baseball from him?
2. At what kind of restaurant does Marvin eat in chapter four?
3. In which part of New York were Klara and Nick living when they were lovers?
4. What is the cargo ship that has been sailing for two years carrying?
5. What does Brian want to talk about instead of baseball?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did sister Edgar stop hitting kids?
2. In what way are the men in the bar Nick and Sims go to all hair?
3. Why does Nick's wife like Nick's mother?
4. How are Nick and Klara's lives different?
5. Why does Nick have his mother's surname instead of his father's?
6. What does Nick think about meeting Klara after all these years?
7. What do people in Phoenix think about Nick's roots?
8. Who was Albert Bronzini?
9. How does Jackie Gleason entertain members of the crowd?
10. How does Cotter get into the baseball game without paying?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What decisions do the students think Klara regrets in his life? Choose one of the decisions Klara regrets and discuss how his life would have been different if she had taken a different decision?
Essay Topic 2
Why has the author chosen Nick and Klara's affair as the central part of his story? Choose two other characters that the author could ahve chosen as the central part of his story. How would the novel change?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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