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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 company does Jane Farsih work for?
3. Who does the author call the voice of the Giants?
4. Which of the following characters collects baseball memorabilia?
5. What is the name of Cotter's father?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nick know Klara Sax?
2. What problems does Edgar Hoover have with his appearance?
3. How did Bobby Thompson's home run affect people?
4. What does Sims say happened to Donnie Moore?
5. Why does Nick say his mother likes Jackie Gleason so much?
6. What do people in Phoenix think about Nick's roots?
7. Why does Nick's wife like Nick's mother?
8. Why does Hoover appreciate Truman's timing in the announcement of the Soviet bomb?
9. Why does Marian say she takes heroin?
10. Who does Nick say Brian believes he is?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In what way is Nick typical of New York? How has being from New York shaped his character?
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
Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?
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