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. After he sneaks over to check on Duncan, how does Garp actually enter Mrs. Ralph's house?

2. Who does Garp meet on a plane after the first feminist funeral?

3. Who is Mr. Bensenhaver?

4. What does Garp hit one night when driving into his driveway with the engine and lights off?

5. What happens to Garp in Garp's dream?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The majority of characters in _The World According to Garp_ are minor characters that only appear for a chapter or two. Choose three minor characters and discuss what literary devices Irving uses to define each character despite his or her brief appearance in the story.

Essay Topic 2

In _The World According to Garp_, there are stories within the story. Who is the author of these short stories, T. S. Garp or John Irving? Provide at least three reasons that support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Technical Sergent Garp, while immobile and unable to speak in a hospital bed, plays a key role in the novel. Describe three literary techniques Irving uses to help develop the character of Technical Sergent Garp. Making sure to use citations and examples from the text to support your thesis.

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