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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 Poet", who is the poet?
2. In "The Adventure of a Reader", what does Amedeo do while having sex?
3. In "Dollars and the Demimondaine", who gets arrested?
4. In "The Adventure of a Traveler", what does Federico do while traveling?
5. In "The Adventure of a Nearsighted Man", why don't people recognize Amilcare?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the characters of Delia and Usnelli in "The Adventure of a Poet".
2. In "The Adventure of a Bather", what does the bather lose and what does she do?
3. In "The Adventure of a Bather", who is the bather?
4. In "Desire in November", who is Linda?
5. In "The Adventure of a Bather", who finally helps the bather?
6. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", how do the thieves escape?
7. In "The Adventure of a Reader", what does Amedeo like to do?
8. In "The Adventure of a Poet", what inspires Usnelli to write poetry?
9. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", what makes the thieves more excited than money? Why?
10. In "Sleeping Like Dogs", what is Belmoretto's plan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Sex is mentioned in many of the stories. Explore and discuss why it is important and why it is necessary.
Essay Topic 3
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"
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