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

2. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", who is the first to eat a pastry?

3. In "The Adventure of a Soldier", where does the story take place?

4. In "The Adventure of a Nearsighted Man", what does Amilcare worry about?

5. In "The Adventure of a Reader", what does the woman do in front of Amedeo?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Adventure of a Bather", who finally helps the bather?

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

3. In "Sleeping Like Dogs", what is Belmoretto's plan?

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

5. In "Desire in November", who is Linda?

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

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

8. How does "Transit Bed" end?

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

10. In "The Adventure of a Bather", who is the bather?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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