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 adjectives best describes the schoolgirl?

2. Where does Joey think he is going in life?

3. What physical change does Joey feel in his body as he is speaking with Dr. Pimko?

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

5. What sound signifies the end of class at Joey's school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens when Joey and Kneadus reach the edge of the city in their search for the farmhand?

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

5. How does Zuta react when Kopyrda sneaks through her bedroom window?

6. How does Zuta react when Joey enters her room unannounced?

7. What happens when the Marquis de Filiberthe joins the brawl at the tennis match?

8. How do Joey and Kneadus fare while searching for the farmhand in the city?

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

10. How does Aunt Hurlecka come to Joey's rescue while he is on the outskirts of town?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The narrator of this novel often interjects his opinions of what is going on and speaks directly to the reading audience. What is accomplished by employing this type of intrusive narrator? What is lost? As a reader, describe your reaction to reading a narrator like this. What did his opinions add to the novel? What did they distract from? 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

Zuta is described as being a "modern" schoolgirl. First, describe the character of Zuta. What makes her different from the other schoolgirls in her grade? Then, explain what it means to be "modern" in Zuta's society. Is modernity something one is born with or can it be learned? 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.

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