Difficult Loves 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. In "Desire in November", what does Barbagallo fall asleep on?

2. In "The Adventure of a Nearsighted Man", what does Amilcare no longer enjoy?

3. In "Dollars and the Demimondaine", who goes into the bar first?

4. In "The Adventure of a Soldier", who sits next to the soldier?

5. In "The Adventure of a Poet", Delia is___.

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Adventure of a Nearsighted Man", what is the man's problem and how does he fix it?

2. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", how do the thieves escape?

3. Describe the characters of Delia and Usnelli in "The Adventure of a Poet".

4. In "Dollars and the Demimondaine", how does Emanuele try to get Jolanda out of the bar?

5. In "The Adventure of a Traveler", what is the traveler obsessed with?

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

7. In "The Adventure of a Photographer", who is Bice?

8. In "The Adventure of a Reader", why does the woman get mad at Amedeo and what does she do to get his attention?

9. In "The Adventure of a Bather", what does the bather lose and what does she do?

10. In "The Adventure of a Clerk", what is the clerk doing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Explore and discuss how the mood and tone of a story influences a reader's perception, perhaps mentioning:

A) "Hunger at Bevera"

B) "Transit Bed"

C) "Desire in November" or

D) "One of the Three Is Still Alive"

Essay Topic 3

Explore and discuss the roles of women in the Postwar Stories.

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