Eleven Minutes Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Paulo Coelho
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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. How many categories does Maria associate to her customers?

2. What do many men pay Maria for, other than sex?

3. Where is Maria drawn to during her period of no work?

4. Who does Maria talk to about her second love?

5. How long does it take Maria to get to her vacation destination?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe why Maria gets angry when her first love speaks to her.

2. Describe what Maria does to become better educated about her new profession?

3. Describe Maria's calculations of the time she spends with a customer.

4. Describe the proposition Maria receives from the Arab after accepting her modeling job.

5. Describe how Maria feels the night after her experience with the Arab man.

6. Describe the relationship of Maria and her first boss.

7. What do Maria's parents do for a living and how does it affect her home?

8. What does Maria dream about whenever she returns home?

9. Explain how the roller coaster Maria sees is like her life.

10. Explain why Maria's mother is shocked at Maria's change in priorities.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Coelho uses dramatic irony when the librarian lectures Maria about her new knowledge on sex.

Essay Topic 2

Describe what Ralf represents to Maria and what Maria represents to Ralf.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Maria's life to that of the life of a roller coaster. Why is this a good metaphor for Coelho to have used in support of his comparisons?

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