Giovanni's Room Test | Mid-Book 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 happens to David's attraction to Hella, after the conversation with Giovanni?

2. Jacques is afraid David will do what to Giovanni?

3. Why is David reluctant to interact with Giovanni?

4. What were David and Joey doing when David realized he was attracted to him?

5. Looking back, why does David think he chose to move to Europe?

Short Essay Questions

1. In retrospect, what does Jacques regret regarding Giovanni?

2. What does Jacques think of Giovanni, upon first meeting him?

3. The first night they meet, where does David go with Giovanni?

4. After David's first encounter with Giovanni, why does he attempt to dismiss its importance?

5. When David tells Hella he loves her, what about the statement rings false?

6. What details does David remember about his Aunt Ellen's appearance?

7. After sleeping with Joey, what does David resolve regarding his sexual orientation?

8. What lie does David regret telling Giovanni?

9. What does Giovanni admit, regarding his relationship with Guillaume?

10. Where is David's girlfriend when he meets Giovanni for the first time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Hella returns, she becomes suspicious of the relationship between David and Giovanni.

1) When does Hella first meet Giovanni?

2) Why is she suspicious of the relationship?

3) What confirms her suspicions?

Essay Topic 2

Giovanni is jealous of the relationship David shares with Hella. Write an essay discussing the various tactics Giovanni uses in an attempt to encourage David to end the relationship.

Essay Topic 3

David tries to pretend his first sexual encounter with a man was with Giovanni. In truth, David had a homosexual experience at a young age. Describe David's first homosexual encounter.

1) When and where did the encounter take place?

2) Who was involved?

3) How did this experience affect David?

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