A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing. a Buyer's Market. the Acceptance World Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 firm does Widmerpool now work for in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

2. Where is Jenkins employed in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

3. What is one topic of conversation at the dinner in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

4. Who is Stringham engaged to in Chapter 3 of "A Buyer's Market"?

5. Who does Jenkins run into after leaving the party in Chapter 2 of "A Buyer's Market"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 2 of "A Buyer's Market", why does it seem to Jenkins that Stringham is well acquainted with Milly?

2. After meeting Barbara Goring, what does Jenkins worry about?

3. When speaking to Widmerpool after the dance, what does Jenkins say he is doing to earn a living? What does Windmerpool think of Jenkins' employment?

4. Why does the topic of conversation turn to Gypsy when Jenkins and Widmerpool meet at the Waldpole-Wilsons' estate?

5. Where does Jenkins encounter Widmerpool in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"? What does he find out about Widmerpool ?

6. In Jenkins' eyes, what makes Eleanor different from the other society girls?

7. As Jenkins and his acquaintances are having coffee in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market", who comes along with an invitation for them?

8. What happens on the way to the dance in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market" which confuses Jenkins?

9. Who does Jenkins encounter as he is leaving the party in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

10. What does Barnby tell Jenkins about Deacon when they meet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many secondary characters in Powell's work. Analyze and interpret at least five of the secondary characters of the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time". How important are they to the protagonist and the plot? What are their defining character traits?

Essay Topic 2

What is the genre of the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time"? What are some examples of other works of this genre? What are the characteristics of this genre? What are some examples of these characteristics in the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time"?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author of "A Dance to the Music of Time", Anthony Powell. What other books has he written? What is his writing style? How was his work received by critics?

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