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. What is the after effect of the fight on Kneadus the next day at school?

2. Which of the following is not something Joey adds to his fruit compote in the hopes of getting a laugh from the family?

3. What nickname does Joey give to the schoolgirl that causes her parents to burst out in giggles?

4. Which of the following characters frequently takes a cold shower in the morning rather than a bath?

5. How do the Youngbloods react when they see Kopyrda in their daughter's bedroom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Mr. Youngblood react to the scene he walks into in Zuta's bedroom while looking for thieves?

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

7. How does the narrator explain his beliefs that all art is an imitation?

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

9. What does the narrator of the novel think about symmetry?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The narrator of this novel has very strong opinions of what art is in society and how to accomplish it. First, describe the difference between what the narrator calls "art" with a lowercase a and "Art" with an uppercase A. Then, describe the narrator's opinions of the art community as a whole. Do you agree with the narrator's opinions of art? Finally, describe how the narrator's opinions of art reflect his feeling about this novel. 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

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

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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