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The Day of the Locust

Nathanael West

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What is Tod's job?

What is the common characteristic of the people Tod feels he must paint?

What is the name of the series of lithographs that Tod is working on at the beginning of the novel?

Where is Abe Kusich when Tod first encounters him?

What is Faye Greener's job throughout most of the novel?

Why does Mrs. Schwartzen get upset with Tod at Claude Estee's party?

What prompts Mrs. Schwartzen and the others to stage a mock riot at Mrs. Jenning's house?

What kind of film is "Le Predicament de Marie"?

What does Tod get Claude to ask Mrs. Jenning?

Why, does Tod imagine, does Harry Greener continue to act like a clown even though he is no longer employed as one?

Why has Homer Simpson moved to Hollywood?

Who is Romola Martin?

Why does Homer give change to the beggar on his way to the supermarket?

What does Harry Greener normally do to antagonize Faye?

How does Tod become closer to Faye?

What proposition does Faye make to Tod?

How does Earle Shoop spend his days?

Why does Tod decide to accompany Faye on her date with Earle?

What is Tod's likely intent when he chases after Faye in the woods?

What happened to Faye's mother?

What is the topic of Tod's lecture to Faye during Harry's funeral?

What strange question does Mrs. Loomis ask Homer and Tod?

What does Tod do when he decides to put Faye out of his mind?

24. What does Homer mind most about Earle and Miguel living in his garage?

What does Adore do that incites Homer to chase after him?

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