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. Who does Maria talk to about her second love?

2. Why is Maria fired?

3. What does Maria find gratifying about her job?

4. Who falls in love with Maria at her first job?

5. Where does Maria work after she finishes school?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Maria's relationship with the Arab man.

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

4. Describe the three roles Maria takes when she works.

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

6. Explain how Maria feels about taking the job in Switzerland.

7. Describe what the girls at Copacabana advise Maria on and her reaction to it?

8. Describe how Maria and the man she meets on the beach overcome their language barrier.

9. Describe where Maria goes after leaving her first job?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the absence of Maria's father could have influenced her ease in assimilating to a life of prostitution?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the symbolism of Maria's diary entry about the caged bird in relationship to Maria's own state of being.

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