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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 one of the following celebrities are at the game?
2. What does the woman do for a living?
3. What is the name of the woman the man driving is going to see?
4. In which state is Phoenix?
5. Why is Brian in Prescott?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Nick think about meeting Klara after all these years?
2. Who does Nick say Brian believes he is?
3. Why does Nick's wife like Nick's mother?
4. Why does Nick think his mother should move to Phoenix?
5. Why does Mike think his mother should stay in New York?
6. How are Nick and Klara's lives different?
7. What do people in Phoenix think about Nick's roots?
8. Why does Nick say his mother likes Jackie Gleason so much?
9. What problems does Edgar Hoover have with his appearance?
10. Why did sister Edgar stop hitting kids?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Which of the eras depicted in the book would you most like to live in and why? How accurate do you think is the author's of the era you have chosen?
Essay Topic 2
What significance do the following events have on the story and the lives of the characters?
1. The 1951 bomb testing.
2. The 1951 world series game.
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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