Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator eat with his beer at the beer hall after buying his new clothes?

2. What does the narrator's shadow say he can't do?

3. At the end of the book, why does the narrator say he has to stay?

4. What does the Librarian say is the key to finding her mind?

5. How many men does the narrator first see when he looks out the window to where the men are digging the hole?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe what the narrator refers to in Chapter 35 as "despair", "disillusionment" and "hell" and explain why he says he's unable to create a better life for himself.

Essay Topic 2

Name some elements of the "archetypal journey" and explain how the "Hard-Boiled Wonderland" narrator's passage through the Tokyo underground was an archetypal journey.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the author's attention to the physical needs of the characters in each storyline and explain how Murakami's depictions add to the overall effect of the story.

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