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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ralph's surname?

2. Who is Max Pilgrim?

3. What have Deacon and Gypsy been distributing?

4. What does Deacon ask Jenkins about when they meet on the street in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

5. Who do Jenkins and Widmerpool find out is engaged at the end of "A Buyer's Market"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret Powell's use of humor in the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time". How does he illustrate the lives of the English upper-class in a humorous light? Who are some of the comedic characters in the novels? What are some of the comedic situations in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Powell tells Jenkins story from Jenkins' perspective, and as such, the reader is only privy to as much as Jenkins is. Thus, there is a significant amount of ambiguity in the novel. What are some examples of ambiguity? How does Jenkins try to interpret these ambiguous moments or characters?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the conclusion of the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time". What happens at the end of the third novel? Are there any unanswered questions? Why might Powell have chosen to end each of the three novels when he did?

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