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. Corelli plays on a _______________ team which won its match yesterday.

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

3. Where is Corelli kept during his recovery?

4. What does Corelli tell Pelagia as he embraces her?

5. Gunter leaves a photograph of ___________________ for Pelagia.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is "Bunny" Warren and how does he arrive on the island?

2. When the Germans withdraw from the island, what does Gunter leave at the home of Dr. Iannis?

3. Describe the circumstances in which Corelli and Pelagia part?

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

5. Explain the circumstances of the execution of the Italian soldiers and how Weber ultimately allows Corelli to live.

6. What is the significance of the title of Chapter 42, "How Like a Woman Is a Mandolin".

7. How will events of the war alter the friendship between Corelli and Weber?

8. What are the circumstances in which Iannis gets Corelli's mandolin for lessons?

9. Who takes control of the island after the Germans leave, and why is Dr. Iannis taken away from their homes?

10. 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"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the greatest lesson Pelagia learns from her father? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Pelagia always recall about her father?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Mandras and Captain Corelli. How are their circumstances similar? In what ways are their lives different? Why are they each attracted to Pelagia? What can each of them offer Pelagia that the other cannot? Could they have been friends if their circumstances were different?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Gunter Weber. What is his role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Gunter's character in the novel?

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