Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does the man in the leather jacket work at in Berne?
2. If a person holds no ambitions in the world described in the "4 May 1905" dream, what happens to him?
3. What is the name of Basso's wife?
4. What did Einstein's theory of time begin as?
5. What is the woman in the shadows waiting for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what the following statement means: Each time is true, but the truths are not the same.
2. What options do people have when it comes to reading their Book of Life?
3. Describe the way that time is experienced in the 5 June 1905 dream.
4. In the 22 May 1905 dream, what happens for those who have seen a glimpse of their future?
5. For the world described in the 29 May 1905 dream, why are the inhabitants constantly in motion?
6. How did the notion of the speed effect come to be known?
7. What happens to travelers as they enter the world described in the 14 May 1905 dream?
8. How does the narrator describe the phenomenon of people only living one day in the 3 June 1905 dream?
9. According to the first Interlude, why is Besso worried about Einstein?
10. Why was the creation of the Great Clock horrifying for humankind?
Discuss the formatting of the novel. Choose one of the following prompts discussing the formatting of the novel:
- Were you confused by the dates of the chapters and the meaning behind them?
- When did you realize the chapters were describing dreams and not realities for the novel?
- Why do you believe that readers are not given more information on Einstein himself about the movement of the novel?
- Do you think that this adds to the flow of the novel or hinders the flow of it?
- What relevance does Besso play in the novel?
- Why does the reader see more of his thoughts than Einstein's?
Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.
Choose a representation of time from the novel and examine why it is not a realistic representation of time. Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses as to why this "world" is the most unrealistic from the novel.
Reread the 3 June 1905 dream. What "problems" do you find exist in this dream? What realities could actually exist in this world and what "realities" could not? What are the forces that work against each other in this dream? Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.
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