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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 does David compare life in Giovanni's room to?
2. David feels his relationship with Hella was lacking what?
3. Who shares a running commentary about the potential relationship between David and Giovanni?
4. What unusual patrons are at the bar David patronizes after being evicted?
5. How does David feel about being stuck with Giovanni after the bar closes?
Short Essay Questions
1. After David's first encounter with Giovanni, why does he attempt to dismiss its importance?
2. Why is Jacques concerned about Guillaume's love life?
3. What is Giovanni's opinion of the physical relationship he shared with Guillaume?
4. When David and Joey are swimming together, what is David's first hint that Joey may be attracted to him as well?
5. What does Giovanni admit, regarding his relationship with Guillaume?
6. As David's love grows for Giovanni, what surprising emotion grows as well?
7. What is the state of David's relationship with Hella when he meets Giovanni?
8. Why does David move in with Giovanni?
9. What details does David remember about his Aunt Ellen's appearance?
10. What does Jacques think of Giovanni, upon first meeting him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Upon Hella's return, David attempts to forget his experience with Giovanni in favor of a relationship with her. Write an essay examining David's motivation to share a relationship with Hella.
Essay Topic 2
Youth is a predominate theme in Giovanni's Room. When David seems hesitant to begin a relationship with Giovanni, Jacques encourages him to live his life instead of letting it pass him by. Write an essay examining the idea of youth as a motivation for romance, citing examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Paris serves as a vibrant backdrop in the story. Write an essay describing the city of Paris and how it adds to the story.
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