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 "Transit Bed", where does Gim hide?

2. In "The Adventure of a Photographer", what does Antonio become obsessed with?

3. In "The Adventure of a Photographer", what does Antonio buy?

4. In "Sleeping Like Dogs", who does Belmoretto go to see?

5. In "The Adventure of a Photographer", who does Antonio fall in love with?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In "Desire in November", why is Barbagallo by the fur shop?

3. In "The Adventure of a Poet", what does Usnelli see that is beautiful? How does he feel about it?

4. How does "Dollars and the Demimondaine" end?

5. In "The Adventure of a Nearsighted Man", what is the man's conundrum with wearing glasses?

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

7. In "The Adventure of a Photographer", why doesn't Antonino like amateur photographs?

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

9. How does "Transit Bed" end?

10. In "Desire in November", who is Barbagallo?

Essay Topics

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

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

(see the answer keys)

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