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. Which of the following groups of men almost passes as "good enough" for Kneadus' desire to meet a farmhand?

2. How many individual forms of torture does the narrator believe there are in the world?

3. What part of Kopyrda's outfit does Joey find lying on Zuta's bedroom floor?

4. In what century does the tennis match take place?

5. How do the two tennis players react to seeing their ball shot into the air?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes the epileptic seizure that frightens the crowd of spectators at the tennis match?

2. What is the residual effects of the battle between Syphus and Kneadus the day after?

3. How does the colonel respond to the tennis game he is watching in the 18th century?

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

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

6. Why does Joey alter the fruit compote he is served for dessert with the Youngblood family?

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

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

9. How does Auntie feel about the budding friendship between Valek and Kneadus?

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

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

While the rest of the boys in school are busy battling each other, Kopyrda has other priorities. First, describe the character of Kopyrda. What makes him different than the other boys in his classroom? How do the other boys in the class treat Kopyrda? Then, explain what Kopydra's motivations in life are. What is he searching for? Does he have any chance of obtaining his desires? 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

The story "The Child Runs Deep in Filibert" is really a comedy of errors. First, describe the inciting incident that set all the action of this story into motion. What events happened as a direct reaction to the inciting incident in this story? Then, explain why you believe the narrator chose to interject this story into Joey and Kneadus' journey. How does the story "The Child Runs Deep in Filibert" directly reflect the main story in the novel of Joey and Kneadus? 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.

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