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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When was the last time Herzog saw Madeleine?
2. What kind of music does Ramona play?
3. Who says, "I fall upon the thorns of life, I bleed"?
4. What does June want to see first at the aquarium?
5. How much is Herzog's bond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Herzog's relationships with women differ. At some points he is a dedicated husband, while at others he has affairs with different women. Is Herzog merely a playboy or is he truly looking for love that he cannot find? Choose a side and cite at least three examples from the text to support the response. Be sure to thoroughly explain how each event/instance supports the thesis.
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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