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 type of business does Mrs. Truckenmiller claim to operate?

2. Who is the monstrous rapist in _The World According to Bensenhaver_?

3. Whose student paper is Helen caught reading one night when Garp realizes she's not in bed?

4. Why is Garp outraged over a book cover John Wolf designs?

5. What ultimately happens to the cat in the story Garp tells Walt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Is tension a positive thing, a negative thing, or both a positive and a negative thing in _The World According to Garp_? Make sure to use at least three examples and citations from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Even though _The World According to Garp_ deals with serious issues, it sometimes is considered to have a comical or lighthearted tone. Write an essay that (1) identifies what you think the tone of the novel is and (2) uses at least four examples/citations from the text that support your position.

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