Confessions of Zeno 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. Who asked Zeno to join him in business?

2. At first, what did Zeno and Guido spend a great deal of time doing instead of working?

3. Where did Ada go to recover from her illness?

4. Why did Zeno miss Guido's funeral?

5. Why did Zeno leave the office for an extended time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Zeno flirt with Teresina?

2. What kind of businessman did Guido turn out to be?

3. How did Zeno think his business relationship with Guido might help Augusta?

4. Why did Ada go to the sanatorium?

5. How does Zeno describe his feelings for Ada after his marriage?

6. How and why did Zeno meet Carla?

7. Why did Carla break off the affair with Zeno?

8. How did Carla get money for her daily needs?

9. What excuse did Zeno invent to see Carla for the first time without Copler?

10. Why did Zeno seem pleased about Teresina's rejection of him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Zeno's relationship with Guido.

1) Does he like him or dislike him?

2) Would Zeno be friends with Guido if he wasn't married to Ada?

3) In Chapter 5, why does Ada say Zeno hated Guido? Is she correct?

Essay Topic 2

Examine Zeno's desire to be liked.

1) Why is it important to Zeno that others like him even if he doesn't really like them?

2) How does Zeno attempt to make people like him?

3) Does anyone genuinely like Zeno for whom he is and in spite of his flaws?

4) Does Zeno like himself?

Essay Topic 3

Zeno questions whether he is good in this book.

1) Is Zeno good?

2) What does it mean to be good or bad?

3) Can a person be all good or all bad?

4) Does Zeno ever decide whether he is good or not?

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