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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. Which of the following characters collects baseball memorabilia?
2. What magazine does Edgar read in this section?
3. What does Matt think has happened to their father?
4. What is Sue Ann Corcoran's job?
5. What is the season in chapter three?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Nick think his mother should move to Phoenix?
2. Who was the Texas Highway Killer?
3. Why are Nick and Brian so affected at the end of the novel?
4. How does Nick know Klara Sax?
5. What do people in Phoenix think about Nick's roots?
6. What is the scene at the Yankee stadium when Manx arrives?
7. Why does Nick say his mother likes Jackie Gleason so much?
8. What problems does Edgar Hoover have with his appearance?
9. What do Miles and Klara do together int his section?
10. What does Antoine explain to Manx about the word jealous?
Essay Topic 1
Who was Lenny Bruce? Why does the author include him as a character in his novel?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
How is the Texas Highway killing significant to the story? Why do you think the author does explore the killings and the murderer further?
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