City of Glass Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

City of Glass Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 127 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Quinn first think of when he reflects upon Peter Stillman's mental and physical situation?

2. About how many years after the flood was the Tower of Babel built?

3. According to the Haggadah, who was the first ruler of the world?

4. Where did Peter's father work after graduating college?

5. What color hair does Peter Stillman have?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what reason or reasons does Quinn go to the library at the beginning of Chapter 6?

2. Why does Virginia kiss Quinn at the end of Chapter 3?

3. Why is Peter Stillman's mother not present in City of Glass?

4. What are Quinn's opinions and feelings when it comes to Virginia Stillman by the end of Chapter 5?

5. What happened to Peter Stillman when he was a child?

6. What is the elder Stillman's reaction to Quinn when they first meet face to face?

7. What happens when Quinn returns to his apartment in Chapter 12?

8. Why does Virginia feel the need to justify her sexual habits to Quinn?

9. What happens when Quinn calls Virginia and her number rings busy?

10. What activities does Peter Stillman enjoy on a daily basis?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Religion is an element of City of Glass. Write an essay that explores the concept of religion within the context of the plot. Which characters are the most religious? Which are the least? Why is religion important to the story? What role does it play in the development of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Paul Auster is an important secondary character in City of Glass. Incidentally he is also the author of the book. Write an essay that explores the reasons behind why the author named a character after himself. Does Paul Auster the author acknowledge that the character is supposed to represent him? Why is it significant that Quinn takes on the identity of Paul Auster? What kind of disposition does Paul Auster have within the context of the story?

Essay Topic 3

The Tower of Babel is a symbol that reoccurs many times in City of Glass. The first time it is mentioned is in Stillman's book. Write an essay that explains why the Tower of Babel is significant within the context of the story. How do the Stillman experiments with his son and the Tower of Babel relate? What is the relation between god's language and the Tower of Babel?

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