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 many spectators are at the tennis match?

2. Which of the following laws does the narrator claim demands a preface?

3. What does Joey pay the beggar in the street to hold in his mouth?

4. What action does Joey perform in Mrs. Youngblood's bedroom?

5. How does Syphus kill himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Valek and Kneadus doing in the woods when Auntie and Uncle find them there?

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

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

4. How does Mrs. Youngblood react when she realizes that Joey is in love with Zuta?

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

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

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

8. What does Joey see when he spies on the Youngblood family as they get ready for the morning in the bathroom?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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