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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 does Parvaneh say her occupation is in Chapter 24: “A Man Called Ove and a Brat who Paints in Color”?
2. Who does Jimmy say is coming to get Rune in Chapter 33: “A Man Called Ove and an Inspection Tour That Is Not the Usual”?
3. Who describes Ove as "a really angry avenging robot from the future" in Chapter 35: “A Man Called Ove and Social Incompetence”?
4. How many men in nurse uniforms has the man in the white shirt brought with him when he comes to Anita's door in Chapter 35: “A Man Called Ove and Social Incompetence”?
5. Where does Adrian say his father is in Chapter 29: “A Man Called Ove and a Bender”?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who accompanies Ove on his inspection tour in Chapter 33: “A Man Called Ove and an Inspection Tour That Is Not the Usual”? Why?
2. How did Rune's purchase of a BMW change Ove's opinion of him?
3. What metaphor is used to describe the process of falling in love in Chapter 36: “A Man Called Ove and a Whisky”?
4. How did Sonja handle her disability after the accident? How did Ove handle it?
5. What is revealed of Jimmy's history in Chapter 34: “A Man Called Ove and a Boy in the House Next Door”?
6. What causes Ove to decide not to kill himself in Chapter 24: “A Man Called Ove and a Brat who Paints in Color”?
7. How is the relationship between Rune, Anita, and their son described in Chapter 28: “A Man Who Was Ove and a Man Who Was Rune”?
8. Why do Ove and Parvaneh go to the cafe in Chapter 29: “A Man Called Ove and a Bender”?
9. How does Ove enact revenge against the man in the white shirt in Chapter 31: “A Man Called Ove Reverses with a Trailer. Again.”?
10. What did Ove do during Sonja's siestas in Spain?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss Ove as the protagonist of the novel. What attributes make Ove stand out as a protagonist? How does Ove's character evolve in the course of the story? What discoveries does Ove make?
Essay Topic 2
What heroic acts does Ove perform in A Man Called Ove? What do you think each of these acts symbolizes? What motivates Ove to commit these acts?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the character of Parvaneh in A Man Called Ove. How does Parvaneh meet Ove? What do you think draws her to his character? How does their relationship evolve in the course of the novel?
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