Difficult Loves Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "The Adventure of a Soldier", what is the woman's initial response to the soldier's advances?

3. In "The Adventure of a Soldier", what is the woman doing when the soldier first tries to touch her?

4. In "The Adventure of a Soldier", what makes the soldier think that the woman sitting next to him wants him to touch her?

5. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", what do the police do when they arrive at the scene of the crime?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explore and discuss the concept of "Adam, One Afternoon" as an allegory for the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Essay Topic 2

Explore and discuss Calvino's writing style as exhibited in "Difficult Loves", perhaps mentioning

A) Narration

B) Use of details

C) Characters

D) Time period and

E) Pace

and making sure to cite examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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

(see the answer keys)

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