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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 go to a party in Washington D.C. for the weekend in Chapter 14?
2. When the Whole Sick Crew has a party, who does Winsome and Pig Bodine get in a ﬁght over?
3. Who is suffering from stomach pains in Chapter 10?
4. What does Pig see by the antenna by the platform of the ship where Profane was working?
5. Who does Rachel want to know is in her apartment?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Fausto changes his personality, what is the role that he assumes?
2. How does V. appear in Chapter 9 and what does this say about her or her role?
3. When Benny is propositioned by Mafia, what does he do and what does it reveal about him?
4. What are some characteristics of V. that are revealed in Chapter 11 and what do they say about her?
5. What is the big change Benny Profane makes in Chapter 13 regarding Rachel Owlglass?
6. Why is Fina leaving New York?
7. What does Fausto Mijstral reveal in his letter to his daughter Paola?
8. What action does Mafia fail to take and what does it reveal about him and the Whole Sick Crew?
9. What is Paola's relationship with men in Chapter 8?
10. What is V.'s point of view regarding the siege in Africa in 1922?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
One of the main themes in the book is good versus evil. List at least four examples where the author employs this specific theme. Is the battle between good and evil obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in the battle? Do you think the right person won? Does good always triumph over evil? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Stencil; What is his role in the story? What is the author trying to accomplish by creating Stencil as a major character of the book?
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