Corelli's Mandolin 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. The deaf man pays Dr. Iannis for his services with food and __________________.

2. The preserved body of the saint in #29 is passed over whom twice a year in hopes of healing them?

3. Who is the German soldier Corelli befriends?

4. What is the name of the Italian unit occupying Cephallonia?

5. Why does Mandras require Dr. Iannis' help after falling out of a tree.

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Dr. Iannis and Pelagia conflicted about their feelings for Captain Corelli?

2. What is the first mention of Captain Corelli in the novel?

3. What is the content of the pamphlet released in Chapter 35?

4. What are the circumstances in which Mandras meets Pelagia and falls in love?

5. How does Captain Corelli show his sense of humor as he marches into the village?

6. What does Dr. Iannis exchange for allowing Captain Corelli to stay in his home?

7. What are the circumstances in which Dr. Iannis asks Mandras about his intention to marry Pelagia?

8. What is the content of the message delivered from Mussolini to the Prime Minister of Greece in Chapter 14?

9. Who is Stamatis and what unusual request does he make of Dr. Iannis?

10. What decision does Mandras make after his recovery that upsets Pelagia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Louis de Bernieres is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

The author used more than one iteration on the theme of war. Identify at least two examples about war in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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