Black Dogs Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 finally drew Bernard away from the Communist Party?

2. What does Jeremy discover on the switchboard cover in the bergerie?

3. How did Jenny astound Jeremy within the second week of meeting him at the convention?

4. What is it about a small boy dining at the hotel that touches Jeremy?

5. Where does Jeremy stop for a beer while walking through St. Maurice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would be an apt description of the small family staying at the hotel?

2. In Part Three when Jeremy and Bernard are at the airport, how does Bernard answer Jeremy's question about the black dogs?

3. When Jeremy and Jenny first speak to each other of their parents, what intrigues Jeremy?

4. When Jeremy and Bernard begin to discuss things that June told Jeremy for her memoir, what is Bernard's initial reaction?

5. What does Jeremy imagine Bernard would be telling him about June's perceived presence in the bergerie?

6. How does the taxi driver's intervention in Bernard's speech during the cab ride affect him?

7. When Jeremy becomes part of a squabble with a father in the hotel, why does he feel it to be a drama played out for his behalf?

8. Why is Jeremy afraid when he goes to open the bergerie after it had been closed up for two months?

9. What is it that Jeremy mulls over as having discouraged him from rushing to open the electrical cupboard to turn on the lights, and why?

10. When Jeremy first meets Jenny at a convention, why is that he can't get to speak to her alone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Jeremy's great attraction to other people's parents. What was he looking for in them? Does he ever find it? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Jeremy is obsessed with studying the photograph of June as a young woman. What makes the photograph so appealing to him? Why? How does the appeal of the photograph of June contrast with the time in history the photograph was taken?

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