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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. Upon finding Earth, what does Micromegas think is the dominant life-form on Earth?
2. Where is Maupassant from?
3. To whom does the narrator in "The Old Clown" compare those yelling out "witticisms and jokes of a solid heavy humor"?
4. In "The Legend of St. Julian Hospitaler", who is the leper in reality?
5. What nationality was Voltaire?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Desplein's first selfless act that Horace witnessed?
2. In "The Old Clown," why were people "sprawled everywhere?"
3. Explain the prophecy and circumstances that Julian's mother heard of his future in "The Legend of St. Julian Hospitaler."
4. What does Jean Bridelle see the old man doing in the garden?
5. What do the men on the ship tell Micromegas and the Saturnian their time is spent doing?
6. According to the old couple, what is the minuet?
7. Why are the secretary and the other men of his planet upset with the small number (72) of senses that they have in "Micromegas?"
8. Why is Horace surprised that Desplein attended a mass?
9. Describe the old clown.
10. How did the curse of the stag come to be true in "The Legend of St. Julian Hospitaler?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "The Return of the Prodigal Son," whom is the most important conversation with: the father, the older brother, the mother, or the younger brother? Why do you believe that this is the most important conversation in the story? Cite specific examples from the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
Micromegas leaves the inhabitants of Earth with a book that will "answer" all of their questions. What is the relevance of the "gift" that Micromegas leaves? What does its "state" mean for the humans? For Micromegas?
Essay Topic 3
Choose one character from one of the stories. Who is this character? What does the story tell readers specifically about the character? What must readers infer about the character? What are the characters strengths and weaknesses? What conflict does the character face? What does the character learn or refuse to learn? What do the character's decisions tall readers about the character?
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