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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 has the protagonist learned to do well?
2. What do the doctor and the protagonist spend a few moments doing?
3. Into what has his desire suddenly turned?
4. To what is this compared?
5. Why does Kathleen wonder about the identity of Sarah?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the doctor tell the protagonist?
2. How does the protagonist respond to the woman's request?
3. Why does Kathleen begin to cry?
4. How do Kathleen and the protagonist feel about one another?
5. How has this traumatic experience affected the girl?
6. What does Kathleen ask the protagonist? What is his response?
7. What is the protagonist's memory of Moishe?
8. What is Kathleen's response to this story?
9. Why is the protagonist not able to make love to the girl?
10. Where can Kathleen not reach the protagonist? How does she deal with this?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The novel ends with the main character crying.
Part 1) For what is he shedding tears?
Part 2) Is he healed? Why or why not?
Part 3) Will his relationships with others be different now, after the destruction of the painting? Why or why not?
Part 4) Will he reconcile with Kathleen? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Gyula is the protagonist's friend.
Part 1) Describe Gyula. How is he a breath of fresh air for the protagonist?
Part 2) What does Gyula create for the protagonist? Why?
Part 3) how does Gyula's approach affect the protagonist? Has this helped the protagonist? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Throughout this novel, the protagonist moves in and out of time.
Part 1) Give two examples of this. What is the purpose of this?
Part 2) How does this affect his relationship with others?
Part 3) Is this effective in showing the inner workings of the protagonist's mind? Why or why not?
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