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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What incomprehensible boast of the artist's does the impresario mention to the public?
2. What is the hunger artist stationed next to at the circus?
3. "At first he could hardly wait for the _____; it was exhilarating to watch the crowds come streaming his way."
4. What cannot hold out against the fact that the crowds are on their way only to the menagerie?
5. What, in his zeal, does the hunger artist conveniently forget in talking to the circus professionals?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Kafka's use of exposition in the story. What does he detail in the exposition? How much of the story contains exposition? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the hunger artist's reaction to the suspicious watchers versus the watchers who play cards. How does he react to both?
Essay Topic 3
Define the term "allegory" and discuss how this genre applies to "A Hunger Artist."
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