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 does Aunt Hulecka feel about Kneadus befriending her staff?

2. In what types of positions does Joey hope he catches Zuta in while peeping on her?

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

4. Which of the following adjectives best describes the conversations the Youngblood family has around the dinner table each night?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Who starts the final brawl of the novel?

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

At various places in the novel, the prose is broken up with chunks of poetry or quotes from other published authors. First, choose at least two of these quotes from the novel and explain their significance within the story. Then, explain what is accomplished in the novel overall by including these secondary texts. Do you think the goal is accomplished?

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