The Pale King Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 120 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Pale King Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 120 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. What form does the narrator of Chapter 22 claim to use?

2. In Chapter 27, where does most of the REC revenue come from?

3. In Chapter 31, what do the people wait for?

4. In Chapter 22, why does David say he grew up knowing some tax laws?

5. In Chapter 24, what level does David say he was hired into the IRS as?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 33, how does Lane Dean Jr. perform his work?

2. What concerns Lane Dean Jr. most about the work he does in Chapter 33?

3. In Chapter 27, why is the word "profitable" not used officially?

4. How does David feel while Ms. Neti-Neti leads him into the IRS REC?

5. In Chapter 27, what surprises Cusk when he returns from his break?

6. Why does David feel he wasted his youth in Chapter 22?

7. In Chapter 22, what details does David give to explain his parents' divorce?

8. Why does Sylvanshine talk to Reynolds over the phone in Chapter 30?

9. How do IRS workers know of the phantoms?

10. In Chapter 22, why does David take a long time getting to the train?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research the IRS to compare the IRS details in the novel to the truth. Why might the author have maintained some facts and disregarded others?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the use of symbolism in "The Pale King". Consider the significant jobs in the IRS REC, the IRS van, the pre-employment house and other important objects.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the theme of boredom in this novel. How does the author try to influence his readers' opinions about boredom?

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