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. In Chapter 3 of Fates, what type of party does Lotto have hoping it will cheer Mathilde up?

2. In the beginning of Chapter 6 of Fates, where does Lancelot go?

3. How many gods, tunnelers and commuters are there in Lancelot's opera "The Antigonad"?

4. How old is Rachel when Lotto graduates from college?

5. During the Halloween party in Chapter 3 of Fates, what field does Chollie tell Mathilde he is working in?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In Chapter 9 of Fates, what does Chollie ask a bartender to do?

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

7. What happens to Lancelot as he leaves a plane at the beginning of Chapter 5?

8. Why is Lotto gone so long when he goes to fetch milk at the grocery store in "Eschatology"?

9. In "Ship of Fools," what has happened to the world?

10. What does Pete serve Miranda to eat and drink in Act 1, Scene 1 of "Ship of Fools"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Lotto learns that Mathilde had an affair. Why is Lotto so shocked to learn that Mathilde was unfaithful to him and how did the revelation affect him?

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