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. When Joey first arrives at Aunt Hurlecka's house, what is the only topic of conversation he engages in?

3. Which of the following characters did not write a love letter to Zuta that she keeps in her bedroom dresser?

4. Which of the following processes is not one the narrator is quick to do?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Joey feel about the decorations in Mrs. Youngblood's bedroom?

2. What interesting items does Joey find in Zuta's bedroom when he snoops through her belongings?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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