Ferdydurke Test | Final 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. How does Joey peep at Zuta?

2. How long did Joey live in his childhood home before his family moved away?

3. Why does the colonel in the crowd decide to shoot the tennis ball during the match?

4. What nationality is the tennis player who plays in the one match the narrator remembers?

5. In what types of positions does Joey hope he catches Zuta in while peeping on her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who starts the final brawl of the novel?

4. Why does Joey create a peephole between his bedroom and Zuta's bedroom?

5. What happens when Pimko also arrives outside Zuta's window while Kopyrda is still inside?

6. How does Zuta respond when she realizes Joey is spying on her?

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

8. How does the crowd at the tennis match respond to all the craziness going on around the field?

9. How does Mrs. Youngblood react when she sees Zuta walking down the street with a boy she doesn't know?

10. What motivation does the narrator say he has for wanting to be a storyteller?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

In the narration of this novel, it becomes increasingly clear to the reader that "reality" is fluid. First, explain what the narrator means by "fluid reality." Who seems to be in charge of this reality and how does this character exert control over the form? 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

Another important battle scene in the novel is the battle between Doctor Filidor and Doctor Momsen. First, describe these two doctors and explain their opposing views of science. How would each of these men describe or define a noodle? Then, describe the final battle scene between Momsen and Filidor? Who was victorious? How does the battle between Filidor and Momsen directly reflect the earlier battle between Kneadus and Syphus?

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