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 Poet", what does Usnelli have a hard time doing?

2. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", who broke into the pastry shop according to the official police report?

3. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", who is in charge of the robbery?

4. In "The Adventure of a Reader", what does Amedeo do while having sex?

5. In "Transit Bed", what is Seddu's profession?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", what makes the thieves more excited than money? Why?

2. In "The Adventure of a Nearsighted Man", what has the man been avoiding and why?

3. Write a synopsis of "The Adventure of a Soldier".

4. Explain the title of "Desire in November".

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

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

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

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

9. In "The Adventure of a Clerk", why doesn't the clerk talk to anyone about what he is thinking and feeling?

10. In "The Adventure of a Poet", what inspires Usnelli to write poetry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explore and discuss the human relations exhibited in the Postwar Stories.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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