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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. Who drives Alma to the friary?
3. Who does Brian buy condoms for?
4. What is the child taping in chapter one?
5. Who does Big Sims say owns the Waste Containment company?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who was Albert Bronzini?
2. Why does Nick's wife like Nick's mother?
3. What problems does Edgar Hoover have with his appearance?
4. Who was the Texas Highway Killer?
5. How did Bobby Thompson's home run affect people?
6. Why does Mike think his mother should stay in New York?
7. Why does Hoover appreciate Truman's timing in the announcement of the Soviet bomb?
8. Why does Nick have his mother's surname instead of his father's?
9. What did Marian always want Nick to talk about?
10. Why does Nick think his mother should move to Phoenix?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
How is the Texas Highway killing significant to the story? Why do you think the author does explore the killings and the murderer further?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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