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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is John Lane?
2. Which of these things was not part of Gertrude's childhood memory in California?
3. What war preceded the first world war?
4. Where was Stein's first European residence?
5. Gertrude won an award for describing what object?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Transportation in the early 1900s was not nearly as easy as it is today. However, Stein and her friends traveled often. During the war, travel became quite a bit more difficult but did not stop Stein from moving about from place to place. Examine the issues faced when traveling between countries during war time. Which of these did Stein face? How would it be different today?
Essay Topic 2
Although Stein and Toklas are lovers and seem to be accepting of the lifestyles of most people, there are instances in which Stein's morality affects various friendships. Explain why Stein's morality almost cost the writer the close relationship she had formed with Picasso.
Essay Topic 3
Although a great deal of the story is about Stein rather than Toklas, there is never a solid mention of Stein's nuclear family regarding the number of siblings. Why would the author overlook an important part of the writer's childhood and family structure? How did the oversight affect the story?
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