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. To Jacques, David pretends the conversation was what?

2. What did Giovanni do in order to stay in the country?

3. What unusual patrons are at the bar David patronizes after being evicted?

4. Where does the landlady ask David to leave his apartment key?

5. In the future, when do Joey and David meet again?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Giovanni say in an attempt to sabotage the relationship with Hella?

2. What advice does Jacques give to David, regarding Giovanni?

3. Why is David reluctant to reveal his attraction to Giovanni?

4. As David's love grows for Giovanni, what surprising emotion grows as well?

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

6. What is the state of David's relationship with Hella when he meets Giovanni?

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

8. What does the landlady review before allowing David to leave his rented apartment?

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

10. What is Giovanni's opinion of the physical relationship he shared with Guillaume?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As David lost his mother at an early age, his upbringing was less traditional than others. Describe David's family life as a child.

1) How does the loss of his mother affect him?

2) Who raises him?

3) What is his relationship with his father?

Essay Topic 2

After moving to Paris, David is not opposed to having homosexual friends or visiting homosexual bars, yet he will not admit to his true sexual preference. Examine this dichotomy in David's behavior, citing examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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