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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Stein, what kind of country is Germany?

2. To whom does Alice refer to as the third genius?

3. Where did the Steins move when they left Paris?

4. Who was the guest of honor at Fernande's banquet?

5. What was the Stein's opinion of Dickens?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There is very little actual dialogue in the story although there is a great amount of recounting stories and hearsay. Why did the author choose to recount stories through the eyes of Toklas instead of reporting the actual events through the use of dialogue?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

One of Stein's older brothers lived with the writer in Paris for many years. Although it may be considered odd in modern times, it was commonplace for family members, especially if they were unmarried, to live together. Discuss the pros and cons of living with a sibling as an adult.

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