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. Who is the one person Kopydra yearns for more than any other?

2. Which community does the narrator think is the stupidest community in the world?

3. What question does the schoolgirl ask Joey over and over and over when he is in her bedroom?

4. Where does Syphon roll his eyes to in his first face for the dual?

5. What is the professor who is known as "Anti-Filidor's" real last name?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Joey react when Zuta calls him a clown?

4. Who are the Youngbloods?

5. How does the principal of Joey's school feel about Pimko's psychological style?

6. How does the dual between Filidor and Momsen end?

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

8. How does the narrator feel about Chopin?

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

10. What complaint does the teacher have when Pimko drops Joey off for his first day of school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kneadus's main goal for the entire novel is to locate and connect with the farmhand. First, describe the character of the farmhand. What makes this character so desirable to outsiders? Then, describe how Kneadus finally met the farmhand he was searching for. What was the outcome of this meeting? Finally, describe the outside reaction to the idea that a master could befriend a servant. How did this reaction directly affect the relationship between Kneadus and his farmhand?

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

Throughout the novel, Joey struggles with issues of his own self maturity. First, describe what Joey's maturity level was like at the opening of the novel and compare that to his maturity level at the end of the novel. Then, choose at least two scenes in the novel that you believe showcase Joey's journey toward maturity. Describe these scenes, and explain how they exemplify Joey's journey.

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