A Hunger Artist Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the impresario suggest the artist's behavior is to be excused?

2. What surrounds the artist's cage at the circus?

3. Contrary to people's regard, the hunger artist states that he could do what if given the opportunity at the circus?

4. Where, in regard to the ring, is the artist stationed?

5. Of the two factions who fight around the artist's cage, which does he grow to dislike more?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What other figures in history have had famous fasts? Why? How does the hunger artist's fast compare to these?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the autobiographical elements of "A Hunger Artist." What similarities are there between the artist and the author? What differences?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the Absurdist qualities of "A Hunger Artist." How is this story a forerunner of the Absurdist movement?

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