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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. Where did Toby Langley spend some of his childhood?
2. When Jeremy spoke with Bernard, how did he feel about June?
3. Why did Jeremy persist in his friendship with his in-laws?
4. What is it that June dreaded when thinking about marriage?
5. What was June's basic view about life?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Bernard and Jeremy get the key from Gunter to an apartment they will stay at in Berlin, how is Gunter right when he tells them it is not a good idea to go to the Wall?
2. Why did June so strenuously object to Bernard's wanting to continue their journey after leaving Mme. Auriac's hotel?
3. When Bernard finishes telling Jeremy the story in Part Two of how Bernard thought women and men think differently, and that women such as June think in magical terms, what is Jeremy thinking?
4. Why do you think the author included a Preface to his story?
5. When Bernard asks Jeremy to accompany him to Berlin, what makes him agree even though he is due to be in France?
6. What was it about his friends' parents that interested Jeremy?
7. What do you think the black dogs in June's story represent?
8. When Jeremy and Jenny visit a concentration camp near Lublin, what does Jenny finally say to him after an hour of silence?
9. When Bernard's grandson, Alexander, asks his cousin, Harry, at June's burial when his grandma will be coming back, how does Harry's answer nearly sum up June's and Bernard's relationship problems?
10. Describe Jeremy's method of spending time with his friends' parents.
Essay Topic 1
What does the last line in the book mean ("...as sleep rolls in they are receding from her, black stains in the gray of the dawn, fading as they move into the foothills of the mountains from where they will return to haunt us, somewhere in Europe, in another time")?
Essay Topic 2
When a tough girl in leather saves Bernard from nearly being killed by a gang of boys in Berlin, who did that girl represent? Why? Does Bernard believe in this symbol?
Essay Topic 3
As early as the Preface of the book, Jeremy states that the simplest way of restoring a lost parent is to become a parent yourself. What do you think he meant by this statement? How is it true or false? How does this statement reflect Jeremy's relationship with Sally?
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