Fates and Furies Test | Mid-Book 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. Why does the main character say he is unhappy in Chapter 8 of Fates?

2. Later in Chapter 6 of Fates, why doesn't Lancelot want Mathilde to read what he has written?

3. What is the name of the main character in the play in Chapter 8 of Fates?

4. How old was Antoinette when she met Sallie?

5. When Lotto decides to walk to the hotel in Chapter 7 of Fates, what time does he think he will arrive there?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 10 of Fates, what does Lotto imagine his mother tells him about marriage?

2. What does Mathilde suggest that Lotto do two weeks after his accident?

3. Who are the main characters in "Ship of Fools"?

4. Why were Lotto's comments at the symposium just a small bit of news that doesn't last long?

5. What is the name and topic of a play that Lotto writes in 2001?

6. Who was selected for a symposium on the future of theater in Chapter 7 of Fates?

7. Where is "The House in the Grove" set and who are the characters in Act II, Scene I?

8. Why does Lotto feel that Mathilde needs her sleep toward the end of 'Fates, Chapter 3' when he is awake using his laptop?

9. How does Lotto decribe Chollie in Chapter 9 in Fates?

10. What does Lotto do after the symposium when his wife disappears?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Antoinette and Mathilde will have nothing to do with one another. Why won't the two women be friends for Lotto's sake and how do the women's feelings about one another affect Mathilde and Lotto's marriage?

Essay Topic 2

Mathilde never sees her parents again after her brother dies. In what ways does Mathilde experience abandonment during her life and how does that affect her relationships?

Essay Topic 3

Mathilde lived with her uncle from age 11-18. What type of relationship did Mathilde have with her uncle and why didn't they remain in touch after she left?

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