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 time of day is it when Garp starts telling Walt a story about a dog and a cat?

2. What is the title of the first essay Ellen James writes that is published?

3. What kind of car do the Garps own?

4. What do Garp and Mrs. Ralph show each other when Garp is over at her house?

5. What color is the car that Hope is kidnapped in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

_The World According to Garp_ takes place in several settings. Choose three of the novel's settings and discuss how Irving uses them to contribute to the novel.

Essay Topic 2

What is your opinion of the Ellen Jamesians? Are they noble, self-sacrificing figures (as Jenny originally believes) or are they ridiculous, attention-hungry followers (as Garp believes)? Support your position by using three examples of the Ellen Jamesians and what they do from the text.

Essay Topic 3

The character of John Wolf plays a key role within the story. Is he a "good" character or a "bad" character? Does he help Jenny or hurt her? Does he help the Garp family or hurt them? Make sure to use at least three examples from the text to support your position.

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