Herzog 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. Who says, "The good are attracted by men's perceptions and think not for themselves"?

2. What is odd about Lucas?

3. To what does Herzog compare Madeleine putting on her makeup?

4. For whom does Herzog leave his first wife and lover?

5. What does Herzog tell Libbie when he first sees her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reminds Herzog of Madeleine?

2. What does Herzog do on his outings with Marco?

3. Why does Herzog call his brother, Will?

4. What happens when Herzog and June leave the aquarium?

5. What does Herzog do when he arrives at Madeleine's house?

6. Why does Herzog go to Europe?

7. Why is Herzog leaving the city?

8. For what does Herzog blame Dr. Edvig?

9. What is strange about Herzog's friend, Lucas Asphalter?

10. Why does Ramona call Herzog at the beginning of Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Herzog is father to two children - Marco and June. Describe his paternal relationship with each of his children. How is Herzog's father role similar or different to the role his father played in Herzog's life? Use specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Herzog's letters are a main focal point of the novel. What does the reader learn through these letters? How do the letters give insight into Herzog's character? Why does Herzog write the letters? Are the letters beneficial to him? Why doesn't he ever send any of the letters? Use specific examples to support the essay.

Essay Topic 3

A main goal for the characters in Herzog is to find truth and balance. Do any of the characters succeed at this discovery? Explain how three of the following characters (Herzog, Valentine, Phoebe, Daisy, Madeleine, Ramona) work to pursue the discovery of truth and balance. How does each character go about his/her pursuit? Is the character successful or not? Why? Use specific examples from the text.

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