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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. Who does Glassic say has the baseball from the Bobby Thomson game?
3. Why does Lundy think there were 20,000 empty seats at the Dodger Giants World Series game?
4. Where does Nick's daughter Lainie live?
5. In which city is Dodger Stadium?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Marian always want Nick to talk about?
2. In what way are the men in the bar Nick and Sims go to all hair?
3. Why did sister Edgar stop hitting kids?
4. Why does Nick have his mother's surname instead of his father's?
5. How did Bobby Thompson's home run affect people?
6. How does Marian react to Nick's fling with Donna?
7. How does Cotter get into the baseball game without paying?
8. Why is Nick upset with Marian before he leaves for work?
9. How do Matt and Nick's views on their father differ?
10. Why does Nick's wife like Nick's mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who was Lenny Bruce? Why does the author include him as a character in his novel?
Essay Topic 2
What is Manx's role in the novel? What meaning does his character give the novel? How would the novel change if Manx was not a character in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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