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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old was Herzog when his mother died?
2. Who does Herzog name executor and guardian?
3. Where does Herzog take June first?
4. How does Ramona know Herzog left town?
5. How does Simkin describe Valentine?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A theme in the novel is the idea of redemption. How does the story highlight this idea? How does the story move towards redemption? What do the main characters do to complete the task of attaining redemption? Use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
The beginning and ending scenes/chapters of the novel mirror each other. Compare and contrast the opening chapter of Herzog with the last chapter. How is this technique relevant to the story? Why has the author decided to take this approach?
Essay Topic 3
Madeleine is another character that also undergoes a change in the novel. Compare and contrast Madeleine's character and personality from when she first met Herzog as the "other woman," to when she divorces Herzog, to her encounter with Herzog at the police station in Chicago. Use specific examples in the text.
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