The World According to Garp Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What country is Michael Milton obsessed with?

2. What kind of car do the Garps own?

3. Who is Margie Tallworth?

4. What moves so that the dog ends up being closer to the cat in the story Garp tells Walt?

5. Who does Helen end up having an affair with?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Could _The World According to Garp_ be considered a story that could actually happen in "real" life? Argue either for or against this possibility, making sure to use specific examples from the text that you believe really could (or could not) happen.

Essay Topic 2

At several points in the novel, characters communicate by writing short notes. Choose three instances where a character has to use notes to communicate and discuss 1) why that character must use notes, 2) what the notes symbolize, and 3) what Irving accomplishes by using the little notes as a literary device.

Essay Topic 3

_The World According to Garp_ is a very complicated novel. Write an essay addressing what you believe to be the main theme, i.e., the one that rises above all the other themes. Make sure to use examples to support your position.

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