Difficult Loves Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Adventure of a Poet", where does the story take place?

2. Which character is in both "Sleeping Like Dogs" and "Dollars and the Demimondaine"?

3. In "Transit Bed", who gets kicked out of bed?

4. In "Desire in November", when did Barbagallo's clothes get stolen?

5. In "The Adventure of a Bather", what is Isotta's occupation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain why each of the stories in "Stories of Love and Loneliness" are indeed stories of love and loneliness.

Essay Topic 2

Italo Calvino is a critically acclaimed author.

Part 1) Describe Calvino's popularity and place in history as a writer.

Part 2) Explain why he was and still is pivotal to contemporary literature.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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