Wiseguy Test | Final Test - Hard

Nicholas Pileggi
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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 name of the second restaurant Henry opens before going to prison?

2. What type of vehicle follows Henry around town as he runs errands?

3. How does Henry know that the first person who is whacked is about to be killed?

4. How much money does Jimmy give Henry just before Christmas?

5. Whose perspective is Chapter 12 told in?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry react at first after being arrested, and what is his reaction when he isn't immediately let go?

2. Why is the teenager arrested in Chapter 20, and what does he tell the police that leads to Henry's arrest?

3. What does Henry do during the two year stall before his prison sentence?

4. How do the police eventually get enough information to arrest Henry?

5. Why do the police have a hard time convicting anyone of the crime?

6. Which of Henry's many schemes angers Ed McDonald the most, and why?

7. How does Henry find out that Jimmy wants to whack Marty Krugman and how does Henry react to this?

8. What circumstances lead Henry to consider cooperating with the police?

9. How does Henry spend his time while in the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary?

10. How does Henry's daughter react to the present he gives her after getting out of jail?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

By writing the book in chronological order, the author is able to show the very foundation of Henry's belief system and its ultimate demise. Why do you think the author chose to write the book in this way?

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 11, Henry's relationship with his wife Karen and girlfriend Linda are examined. In what ways does the description of his being in these two relationships in tandem speak of his naivete? Why does he believe that he can have both women without repercussions?

Essay Topic 3

What purpose does writing Chapter 18 mostly from law enforcement's perspective serve? What new insight does it offer the reader? Does this chapter change the reader's perception of the wiseguys at all? If so, how?

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