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 groups of people does Kneadus praise?

2. What fruit is the narrator interested in knowing the reader's opinion of?

3. What grade does the teacher give to all the students to translate languages?

4. According to the narrator, what are all underdeveloped artists bound to create?

5. Which of the following adjectives best describes Doctor T. Pimko?

Short Essay Questions

1. What bizarre dream does Joey have the night before the novel opens?

2. How is Mrs. Filidor caught in the crossfires of her husband's battle?

3. How do the students in Joey's English class feel about the Polish poet, Slsowacki?

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

5. Why does Kneadus burst into the Youngblood family home soon after Joey moves in with the family?

6. What career path has Joey chosen for himself, and what is the general consensus from his family?

7. What is Mrs. Youngblood's reaction to Joey's age?

8. How do the school kids respond when they see Pimko spying on them, taking notes?

9. What is Joey's first impression of Zuta when he sees her?

10. At the opening of the novel, how does Joey feel when he first wakes from sleep?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

While the rest of the boys in school are busy battling each other, Kopyrda has other priorities. First, describe the character of Kopyrda. What makes him different than the other boys in his classroom? How do the other boys in the class treat Kopyrda? Then, explain what Kopydra's motivations in life are. What is he searching for? Does he have any chance of obtaining his desires? Choose at least two examples of scenes from the text that you believe best exemplify and strengthen your argument and describe those scenes in this essay.

Essay Topic 3

When Joey arrives at the school, his schoolmates quickly divide up into two gangs, the lads and the guys. First, explain how the division among the boys came about in the schoolyard. Who is declared the leader of each of the gangs? What characteristics define the boys who are lads and boys who are guys? In what way does the schoolyard division reflect the social divide that is taking place in the town Joey lives in? Be sure to cite examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

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