Ferdydurke 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. Which of the following sciences does Professor Filidor study?

2. Where does Filibur know he must slap Momsen to save his wife's life?

3. What does the teacher complain to Pimko about in regard to his students?

4. Which of the following body parts is not one Momsen attacked on Filibur's wife?

5. Which of the following adjectives best describes the schoolgirl?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of literary critic does the narrator despise?

2. What type of writers does Joey find most annoying in the literary world?

3. Who are the Youngbloods?

4. Who is Kopydra?

5. How does Dr. Pimko react when he reads the writing Joey has completed after waking from his strange dream?

6. What reason does Joey give for his own personal struggle with immaturity?

7. How does Joey react to hearing Zuta speak on the telephone with her friends?

8. Why doesn't Kopydra want to engage in the dual between the lads and the guys?

9. How do the students in Joey's classroom treat their teachers?

10. How does the narrator claim a novel is truly read?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Doctor Pimko is introduced at the opening of the novel as a much different doctor than he is at the end of the novel. First, describe the first scenes in which Pimko is introduced to the reader. How is he treating his patients? Then, compare that to the Doctor Pimko the reader sees at the end of the novel. Choose at least two scenes that you think best exemplify Doctor Pimko's change, and describe these scenes.

Essay Topic 2

When Joey is reverted back to the body of a teenager, he is sent to stay at an all-boys boarding school. First, describe the setting of the school. How does the school in the novel compare to traditional schools in our culture? How do the teachers treat the students? How do the students treat the teachers? In what way is the relationship between students and teachers a direct reflection of the overall emotions of the society Joey is apart of in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

The story "The Child Runs Deep in Filibert" is really a comedy of errors. First, describe the inciting incident that set all the action of this story into motion. What events happened as a direct reaction to the inciting incident in this story? Then, explain why you believe the narrator chose to interject this story into Joey and Kneadus' journey. How does the story "The Child Runs Deep in Filibert" directly reflect the main story in the novel of Joey and Kneadus? Be sure to choose at least two scenes from the novel that you think best exemplify and strengthen your argument and describe them in this essay.

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