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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. What animal are people who heed time compared to in the 3 June 1905 dream?
2. What can a person see from the cafe on the corner of Kramagasse and Theaterplatz?
3. In the third Interlude, what does Besso say that he sees in the clouds?
4. What is time, in the "17 June 1905" dream, described as?
5. Where are Besso and Einstein sitting in the second Interlude?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the "withered woman" from the 2 June 1905 dream?
2. Why have some inhabitants of the 29 May 1905 world become frustrated and despondent?
3. Describe the cafe that stands on the corner of Kramgasse and Theaterplatz.
4. How does the narrator describe time in the 17 June 1905 dream?
5. Describe what happens between the baker and the woman in the 17 June 1905 dream.
6. Describe the life of a "Now."
7. What is the biggest problem associated with living in the 20 May 1905 world?
8. Describe the two different views people of the 15 June 1905 world can have.
9. How does the narrator describe a world without a future?
10. In the 22 May 1905 dream, what happens for those who have seen a glimpse of their future?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The end of the novel can be very confusing for some readers. Einstein is said to feel empty after giving his theory to the typist.
- For those readers that were confused by this, discuss why this statement is confusing. What makes you confused about the ending? What could have been done to help you understand the reasoning behind the ending?
- For those readers that were not confused by the ending, discuss the ending for you. Why did ending the novel this way bring closure for you? How did this ending make sense for you as a reader?
Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.
Essay Topic 2
Regard the novel as a whole. What did you find meaningful or meaningless? What gave you the most to think about and why? Did any part of the novel cause you to look at life and time and redefine the actions of your own life? What parts of the novel caused this re-defining of your own life? Why? Cite specific examples from the text to support your responses.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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