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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 Nearsighted Man", what does Amilcare get?
2. "The Adventure of a Clerk," what does Enrico Gnei do before work?
3. In "Dollars and the Demimondaine", who gets arrested?
4. In "The Adventure of a Reader", where does Amedeo like to read?
5. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", who broke into the pastry shop according to the official police report?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "The Adventure of a Poet", what inspires Usnelli to write poetry?
2. In "The Adventure of a Reader", what does Amedeo like to do?
3. In "Theft in a Pastry Shop", what makes the thieves more excited than money? Why?
4. In "The Adventure of a Photographer", why doesn't Antonino like amateur photographs?
5. In "Desire in November", why is Barbagallo by the fur shop?
6. In "Dollars and the Demimondaine", how does Emanuele try to get Jolanda out of the bar?
7. In "The Adventure of a Reader", why does the woman get mad at Amedeo and what does she do to get his attention?
8. In "The Adventure of a Bather", what does the bather lose and what does she do?
9. In "The Adventure of a Poet", what does Usnelli see that is beautiful? How does he feel about it?
10. In "The Adventure of a Bather", who is the bather?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explore and discuss the human relations exhibited in the Postwar Stories.
Essay Topic 3
Explore and discuss the roles of women in the Postwar Stories.
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