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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Ramona invite Herzog?
2. What does June like about her father?
3. Where does Herzog make plans to go in Chapter 6?
4. What does his anger make Herzog feel capable of?
5. What did Himmelstein tell Herzog he would have to do if he went to court?
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
A major theme in the novel is sanity or the lack thereof. How are sanity and insanity/mental instability portrayed in the novel? What does each represent? What characters fit into each category? How do the characters on the insanity side try to move towards sanity? Use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Herzog is not faithful to either of his wives, having affairs behind both of their backs. Yet when Madeleine has an affair with Valentine, Herzog is outraged. Explore why Herzog believes his affairs with other women are okay and should be tolerated, while Madeleine's affair is cause for divorce. What is Herzog's reasoning behind each of his affairs (with Sono, Madeleine while he was with Daisy, and Wanda, among others)? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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