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 does Duncan see while looking down at the street from John Wolf's office?

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

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

4. What kind of car do the Garps own?

5. What lesson does Walt take from the story Garp tells him?

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

Throughout the novel, Irving gives multiple characters various problems with speech. Choose three characters from the book and discuss 1) what their speech impediment is, 2) what the cause behind the speech impediment is, and 3) how Irving uses that character's impediment to advance the novel or make a statement about that person's character.

Essay Topic 3

_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.

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