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. When Bernard talks about June's wanting to living apart from him in Part Two, what does he refer to himself as?

2. What does Jenny tell Jeremy when he asks why she mentioned black dogs earlier?

3. When Bernard finally thanks the person who saved him from the teenagers, how does he do it?

4. What did the sign posted outside of Majdanek's main entrance not mention?

5. After Jenny and Jeremy visited Majdanek, how long was it before they spoke to one another?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When Jeremy is working outside the bergerie the day after he arrives, he is pruning peach trees. What do Bernard and June say to one another in his imagination?

3. Bernard talks to Jeremy about he and June staying in a little town on their way home from Italy and on the way to the gorge. Bernard had been with only June for hours without any time alone. How does he feel when he goes out for a walk and is alone with his thoughts?

4. What do the father and mother do to the boy at dinner?

5. 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?

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

7. When Bernard and June are waiting at the train station to go into Arles, why do they walk into town instead of continuing to wait?

8. When Bernard recalls the story in Part Two of him and June standing on the train platform and he asks June to give him a dragonfly, how does June know that Bernard wants to kill it?

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

10. When Bernard calls Jeremy and Jenny to tell them the Berlin Wall is coming down, how do they react?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is it about June's story of the black dogs that might have someone believe it was her imagination? Point out phrases or words in the retelling of the scene to support your explanation.

Essay Topic 2

June's black dogs and Bernard's caterpillars are symbolic of their separate ways of viewing the world. How is that so?

Essay Topic 3

When Jeremy intervenes in the beating of the boy at dinner, who is he really thinking of? Is the young woman a symbol of anyone? What about the father or the waitress?

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