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. Who is the hostess of the party in Chapter 2 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. What does Jenkins note about the location of the party in Chapter 2 of "A Buyer's Market"?

5. What is Ralph's surname?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Barbara do to embarrass herself and Windmerpool at the dance in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

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

6. What leads to Deacon's death?

7. After the sugar incident, what does Jenkins realize about Barbara?

8. 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?

9. Who is Ralph Barnby?

10. Who is Max Pilgrim? Why do he and Deacon argue in Chapter 2 of "A Buyer's Market"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret the character Kenneth Widmerpool. What are his defining character traits? What struggles and obstacles does he face throughout the novel? What does the reader learn about his background and family life? What is his reputation? How is he treated by others?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of marriage and divorce in the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time". Who marries in the novels? Who divorces or separates in the novels? Why? What does Jenkins think of marriage and divorce?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the character Jenkins. What are his defining character traits? What struggles and obstacles does he face throughout the novel? What are his goals and motives? In what tone does he tell his story?

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