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. How many months did Zeno spend away from the office in Chapter 5?

2. How did Augusta feel about the fifth addition to the office?

3. What was the state of Carla's virtue before Zeno's affair with her?

4. What effect did Zeno think his marriage had on him at first?

5. What did Zeno tell the doctor when he returned to see him the next day?

Short Essay Questions

1. Was Carmen well qualified for the job Guido hired her to do?

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

3. Why did Zeno become dissatisfied with psychoanalysis?

4. How and why did Zeno meet Carla?

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

6. What effect did World War I have on Zeno's business ability?

7. Why did Zeno visit Dr. Paoli?

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

9. After Guido's death, what did Ada say about her feelings for him and what did she admit she felt about Augusta's relationship with Zeno?

10. In Chapter 5, was Zeno still in love with Ada?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zeno seems to think that death washes a person's flaws clean.

1) Give examples from the book that illustrate this thinking?

2) Why does Zeno seem to love some people more when they are dead?

Essay Topic 2

Zeno describes a situation in which his father raised his leg to kick him.

1) How do you think this colored his relationship with his father?

2) Do you think Zeno felt in competition with his father?

3) Is this related to Zeno kicking Guido's dog? If so, how?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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