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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What creature takes Noog one of the king's hairs?

2. Which character drops Alobar's glass and breaks one of its corners?

3. Claude asks Marcel if he's heard from which character in the United States?

4. What is poisoned for the king to eat as his last meal?

5. During which period does Alobar visit his wives' quarters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Alobar and Kudra's program for immortality based upon and what does it include?

2. What is Kudra's reply to Alobar when he says she fled death? Where did she plan to go?

3. Discuss Priscilla's relationship with Ricki. How do they know one another? What are their feelings about each other?

4. What does Alobar decide to send to Dr. Dannyboy in prison? Why?

5. What does Marcel tell Claude arrived during the opening? What is significant about this object?

6. Describe the suttee that Alobar witnesses in India.

7. What vision does Alobar experience when he and Kudra try to dematerialize?

8. What does Kudra say she has seen on the Other Side?

9. In Part III, what is the year and what event does Pan attend?

10. What are some examples of metaphors and/or similes from the opening of Jitterbug Perfume?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Robbins' use of metaphor and simile throughout the novel. What is unique about the author's descriptions? Define simile and metaphor in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of Albert Einstein in Jitterbug Perfume. Who knows him? What are his last words? What is his thematic significance in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the character of Kudra in Jitterbug Perfume. What is her connection with Alobar? What themes are tied to this character? Where does she travel?

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