Difficult Loves 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. In "Going to Headquarters", who are the characters?

2. In "Fear on the Footpath", where is Binda trying to go?

3. In "Big Fish, Little Fish", Zeffirino loves to ___.

4. In "Animal Woods", who tends to confiscate livestock?

5. In "Mine Field", who are the characters?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Libereso from "Adam, One Afternoon".

3. What is the story "Mine Field" about?

4. Describe Baciccin of "Man in the Wasteland".

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

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

7. In "A Goatherd at Luncheon", how does the narrator perceive the Goatherd?

8. In "Lazy Sons", what is the family dynamic?

9. In "The Enchanted Garden", describe Serenella and Giovannino's relationship.

10. Describe the narrator in "The House of the Beehives".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the stories in "Difficult Loves" are and are not dated.

Essay Topic 2

Explore the appearance of war and its affects that occur in various stories.

Essay Topic 3

Explore and discuss how the endings of

1) "The House of the Beehives"

2) "Big Fish, Little Fish" and

3) "A Ship Loaded with Crabs"

affect and define each of the stories.

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