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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. While she is doing her language homework, how does Zuta feel about the confrontation that happened at the dinner table earlier that night?
2. Which of the following is not a form of torture discussed by the narrator in this novel?
3. According to the narrator, what is the worst type of torture?
4. What motivation does Uncle think Kneadus has in befriending the valet?
5. Which of the following items is not something the narrator feels weighted down by in his greenery?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Joey see when he spies on the Youngblood family as they get ready for the morning in the bathroom?
2. How does the colonel respond to the tennis game he is watching in the 18th century?
3. What happens when Pimko also arrives outside Zuta's window while Kopyrda is still inside?
4. Why does Joey alter the fruit compote he is served for dessert with the Youngblood family?
5. What happens when Joey and Kneadus reach the edge of the city in their search for the farmhand?
6. What is the residual effects of the battle between Syphus and Kneadus the day after?
7. What are Valek and Kneadus doing in the woods when Auntie and Uncle find them there?
8. How does Mrs. Youngblood react when she realizes that Joey is in love with Zuta?
9. How does Auntie feel about the budding friendship between Valek and Kneadus?
10. How does the crowd at the tennis match respond to all the craziness going on around the field?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Zuta is described as being a "modern" schoolgirl. First, describe the character of Zuta. What makes her different from the other schoolgirls in her grade? Then, explain what it means to be "modern" in Zuta's society. Is modernity something one is born with or can it be learned? 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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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