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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. In "Going to Headquarters", who dies?

2. In "Adam, One Afternoon", what is strange about Libereso's appearance?

3. What language was "Difficult Loves" originally written in?

4. In "The House of the Beehives", what does the narrator do to the dark woman?

5. In "Man in the Wasteland", who complains about his luck?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "One of the Three is Still Alive", what does the one man survive through?

2. How does "Transit Bed" end?

3. In "The Adventure of a Traveler", where is the traveler going and why?

4. In "Dollars and the Demimondaine", why does Jolanda enter the bar first?

5. How does "Dollars and the Demimondaine" end?

6. In "One of the Three is Still Alive", who are the three men and why are they in their predicament?

7. Describe Binda of "Fear on the Footpath".

8. In "The Adventure of a Poet", what does Usnelli see that is beautiful? How does he feel about it?

9. In "Fear on the Footpath", what does Binda think he sees?

10. Write a synopsis of "The Adventure of a Soldier".

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explore and discuss man's will to survive as exhibited in one or more of the Wartime Stories.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how the main characters in

1) "The Adventure of a Photographer"

2) "The Adventure of a Traveler" and

3) "The Adventure of a Reader"

neglect to focus on reality. Discuss how and why this is important.

Essay Topic 3

Explore and discuss the theme of waste in

1) "Man in the Wasteland" and

2) "Lazy Sons"

making sure to cite examples from the text.

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