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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 should a master exercise power without?

2. What does Clamence have a firm belief in?

3. How does Clamence have the ability to judge average society?

4. What drink does Clamence talk lyrically about?

5. What does Clamence realize about the woman that deceives him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of Clamence calling himself Jean-Baptiste?

2. In what way does the author show that Clamence is not as confident as he claims?

3. How does the narrator compare Amsterdam and Paris?

4. What is significant about the story about the motorcycle?

5. What does Clamence say his sign would be?

6. Describe the auditor

7. What was Clamence's role in Paris society?

8. Describe the Mexico City bar.

9. How does the laugh Clamence heard on the bridge affect his life?

10. What is Clamence's opinion on the Dutch?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Clamence referring to when he states without the strict dynamic of master and servant, any argument could stretch into affinity? Can the view be attribute to today's society or is such a view specific to the 1950s? Why would any argument stretch into affinity?

Essay Topic 2

What is Clamence referring to when he states a death of a person brings them closer to us? Is this statement specific to his own personality or is he trying to attribute it to society in general?

Essay Topic 3

What is a Judge Penitinent? In what way is it a contradiction? Why is this contradiction important to the ideas that Clamence is trying to express? What does Clamence mean when he says that modern life requires a paradox?

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