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. Who does Joey run into a field with at the end of the novel?

2. What are the peasants on the outskirts of town afraid the boys have come to steal from them?

3. Which of the Youngblood family members is always the first to bathe in the mornings?

4. How many children does Aunt Hurlecka have?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator of the novel believe is the worst form of torture in the world?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

One of the most important scenes in the novel is the emotional battle between Kneadus and Syphus. First, describe what the two boys were battling for. Who was involved in this battle? Who was left out of the fight? Then, describe the actual events of the battle. What emotions were thrown onto the table? Which boy was victorious? Finally, describe the after-effects of the battle on each of the boys in the days following the battle.

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