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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 does Nick want to read about in Time Magazine?
2. Where does Marian meet Brian?
3. What do the nuns find for Ismael?
4. What does Marvin tell Brian he has searched for from the Dodger Giants game?
5. What does Nick think has happened to his father?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who was Albert Bronzini?
2. What does this section say about the Texas Highway Killer?
3. What does Nick think about meeting Klara after all these years?
4. How did Bobby Thompson's home run affect people?
5. Why does Mike think his mother should stay in New York?
6. Why is Nick upset with Marian before he leaves for work?
7. In what way are the men in the bar Nick and Sims go to all hair?
8. What do people in Phoenix think about Nick's roots?
9. Why does Hoover appreciate Truman's timing in the announcement of the Soviet bomb?
10. How does Jackie Gleason entertain members of the crowd?
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
How did the Cold War effect American society in the fifties? How are characters such as Nick effected by the events of the Cold War later on in their lives?
Essay Topic 3
How does the disappearance of their father effect Nick and Matt? How different would their lives have been if their father stayed?
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