Buddenbrooks Test | Mid-Book 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. In "Part IV," what do rioters do to the town hall?

2. In "Part V," why does Tony want to take a vacation?

3. How does the older generation feel about Napoleon?

4. Who goes with Tony to the Schwartzkopf's home in "Part III"?

5. After spending time with the Krogers in "Part II," how does Tony change?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Tony's parents support Grunlich's proposal of marriage?

2. In "Part I," what types of guests come to Buddenbrook home from dinner?

3. In "Part III," what does Tony do when she returns from the beach house?

4. How does the Consul react when Elizabeth says she wants to hire another servant in "Part II"?

5. How does Johann Buddenbrook describe the way he acquired Buddenbrook home?

6. What happens to Herr Kroger during the riot?

7. What happens to Tony after spending summers with the Krogers?

8. In "Part I," what does Johann Buddenbrook decide to do about Gotthold's letter?

9. How does the Consul say Josephine's death affected Johann?

10. What happens during the riot in "Part IV"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What commentary does the author provide about social class divides? Consider the marriages that take place in this novel that cross social class lines.

Essay Topic 2

Is there an antagonist in this novel? Consider non-human entities in your response.

Essay Topic 3

How is "Buddenbrooks" a message on excess?

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