Valis Test | Final 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. What is the motto of the Rhipidon Society?

2. What does Sophia say she is rather than a God?

3. What does Kevin say one should condemn rather than the doer?

4. Where does Kevin claim to find a description of Nixon?

5. What is the name of the new Linda Ronstadt album that Fat owns?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Phil and Fat discuss at the Sombrero Bar?

2. What do the group think is strange about Ferris F. Fremount's name?

3. Why does Kevin claim Sophia is not the savior?

4. How does Kevin think the film parallels Fat's experiences?

5. What strange thing happens to Phil whilst watching Saturday morning television?

6. Who does Sophia say Horselover Fat is?

7. Who does Linda say she and Eric are?

8. What does Eric tell Horselover Fat on the phone?

9. Why do the group call themselves the Rhipidon society?

10. What does Phil remember from March 1974?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 2

What does Maurice make Fat see about himself? How do Maurice's words affect Fat?

Essay Topic 3

Aside from the main character, examine the way the author uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

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