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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 the Whole Sick Crew listen to at a jazz bar in Chapter 2?

2. What is the name of the pilot who needed facial reconstruction?

3. What are Mantissa, Cesare, and the Gaucho about to do when Mantissa has a change of heart, forcing them all to flee?

4. What are the names of the two men who are drinking in front of a wine shop in Chapter 7?

5. When Benny chases after an alligator alone, what is the area that he enters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Fairing's Parish and how did it get its name?

2. Who does Benny meet on the subway and who do they introduce him to?

3. What is Paola's relationship with men in Chapter 8?

4. Why does Esther fall in love with her plastic surgeon?

5. Why is Rachel worried about Esther?

6. When Benny is propositioned by Mafia, what does he do and what does it reveal about him?

7. Why does Stencil go to the dentist and what does he discover?

8. Why is Gaucho arrested?

9. How did Stencil get wounded in Chapter 5?

10. What does the reader learn about V. in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Rachel and Paola, two women that Benny Profane gets involved with. What are the main differences between them? Which made the better partner and why? What are strengths and weaknesses of each?

Essay Topic 2

Describe some of the settings for the stories. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did the author choose to use these places in the stories?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the stories. Then cite an example to support your answer.

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