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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. In what state does Mrs. Ralph appear to be when Garp starts talking to her, after he sneaks over to her house to check on Duncan?

2. Who is Mr. Bensenhaver?

3. Who is Jillsy Sloper?

4. Whose funeral is considered the first feminist funeral?

5. What kind of bed does Mrs. Ralph have?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The last line of _The World According to Garp_ is very famous. Discuss 1) What you think the last line means? 2) How does the last line relate to the book? and 3) why might the line be so well-known?

Essay Topic 3

In _The World According to Garp_, motherhood is discussed both directly and indirectly. Choose three characters from the novel who are mothers (or who assume the role of mother) and discuss 1) what shape their motherhood takes, 2) to whom they are mothers, and 3) what Irving may be saying about motherhood through their character.

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