The Fall Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 the girl want to punish when she kills herself?

2. What kind of faith does the young Frenchman have?

3. What does Clamence write poetry about?

4. Why is Clamence chosen to be pope?

5. What door does Clamence ask the auditor to open?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Just Judges painting?

2. What does the little ease signify?

3. In what way does Clamence think the deceased is helpless?

4. What is a little ease?

5. How does Clamence decide to add excitement to his life in chapter 5?

6. Describe the Dutch town.

7. What is the essence of Clamence's philosophy?

8. What is a spitting cell?

9. What does Clamence remember about Paris in chapter 5?

10. How does Clamence lose his title of pope?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss whether you think this statement is true or false: The Fall foreshadows the loss of religious belief in the western world Use two examples from the novel to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is set in Amsterdam.

1) What meaning does Amsterdam bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that was set in Amsterdam?

2) How different do you think today's Amsterdam is to the Amsterdam in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's Amsterdam?

3) How do you think the Amsterdam settings of the novel contributes to the novel's philosophy?

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