Corelli's Mandolin 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. Where does Corelli instruct the villagers to stand to watch the removal of the item in #101?

2. The British officer decodes the German message to ____________________.

3. Why does Mandras angrily confront Pelagia?

4. Who has put a rose on Carlo's grave for many years?

5. What washes ashore near the village in Chapter 43?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the general consensus of Hector by the men who are serving under him?

2. What unspeakable act is Gunter ordered to do by his commander, and what will happen to Gunter if he refuses to do it?

3. What is the episode named in the title of Chapter 37, "An Episode Confirming Pelagia's Belief That Men Do Not Know the Difference Between Bravery and a Lack of Common Sense"?

4. What advice does Dr. Iannis give separately to Pelagia and Corelli about their romance?

5. Why are the Italian officers unhappy with their commander, General Grandin?

6. How does Corelli turn Pelagia's kiss on the cheek into a comedic episode?

7. In what ways has the war transformed the priest, Father Arsenios?

8. Who is Antonia and what is Dr. Iannis' condition when he is finally allowed to return home?

9. Explain what happens when an unexploded mine washes ashore near the village.

10. How has General Grandin put his men in jeopardy by believing the promises of the Germans?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Pelagia. What did she look like? What was her life like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?

Essay Topic 2

Explain Louis de Berneires' use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply "Corelli's Mandolin". What is he trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

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