Hermann Hesse, Pilgrim of Crisis: A Biography Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Ralph Freedman
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, pgs. 37-56.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Hesse's parents' profession?
(a) Social servants.
(b) Missionaries.
(c) Small business owners.
(d) Teachers.

2. When did Hesse begin to run away from school?
(a) After a few days.
(b) In his second year.
(c) Within a few months.
(d) In his last year.

3. What reason does Freedman give for Hesse's choice of subject matter?
(a) Hesse was trying to unravel the mystery of his birth.
(b) Hesse was trying to purge a sense of inherited guilt.
(c) Hesse was trying to prophesy a better future.
(d) Hesse was looking for a sense of self.

4. Hesse run away from school to __________.
(a) Basel.
(b) Geneva.
(c) Salzburg.
(d) Stuttgart.

5. When was Hesse born?
(a) 1882.
(b) 1877.
(c) 1885.
(d) 1887.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose rule did Hesse grow up under?

2. What was Hesse's earliest memory?

3. Why did Hesse's parents want him to pass his degree?

4. What family trait does Freedman say Hesse seems to have inherited?

5. What was Hesse's family's religion?

(see the answer key)

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