Confessions of Zeno 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. Whom does Zeno say died soon after he was married?

2. What was Guido teaching the family when Zeno professed his love for Ada?

3. What did Alberta say she wanted to do with her life?

4. What did Zeno tell his father he was doing with his coat?

5. What phrase does Zeno use to describe Dr. Muli?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Zeno write about marriage and Mother Nature?

2. Who asked Zeno to write his own autobiography? Why?

3. How did Ada behave towards Zeno while he was intent on falling in love with her?

4. At the end of Chapter 3, how did Zeno say he felt about marrying Augusta?

5. Why did Zeno become upset with the doctor who had the electricity machine?

6. Why did Zeno go to see Dr. Canestrini?

7. How did Zeno escape from the sanatorium?

8. Why didn't Zeno want his father to regain consciousness after he fell ill?

9. How did Zeno describe his troubles with women to the doctor who had the electricity machine?

10. Did Zeno tell Augusta that he loved her before they were married?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Respond to Zeno's marriage to Augusta after asking two of her other sisters to marry him.

1) Describe the opinion you think each sister would have of him after his proposal.

2) Describe what Alberta and Ada might think of Augusta's chances for a happy marriage.

3) Describe how Augusta might feel marrying a man she loves though she knows he loves her sister.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Zeno's married life with Augusta.

1) Why does he come to love her?

2) What kind of love does it seem Zeno wants from Augusta?

3) Does Zeno's love for Augusta cure him of his lust for women?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Zeno want to possess all of Giovanni's daughters before he even meets them.

1) What does Zeno want from Giovanni's daughters?

2) Does he still want to possess Augusta even though he says she's ugly? Why?

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