Journey to the East Test | 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 does H.H. say has exaggerated value in Part II?

2. In Part I, where does the narrator say his happiness arises from?

3. What does the narrator say is the one paradox that must be accepted?

4. What does the Leader say about "grace" in Part I?

5. What is placed on the narrator as he is admitted into the League?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part I, why does H.H. say it is his "destiny" to join in a great experience?

2. What does H.H. say happens to the overall mood of the journey at the beginning of Part II?

3. In Part I, why does H.H. decide to try to write a description of his journey?

4. In Part II, does H.H. believe he can tell his story?

5. What reason does H.H. give in Part I about readers of his memoirs not comprehending them?

6. What can be determined about H.H.'s mood as he begins his journey in Part I?

7. In Part I why does H.H. insist that other authors who claim to be members of the League and write travel diaries are not telling the truth?

8. Why does H.H. say that the journey servant, Leo, seems wiser than he appears?

9. In Part I, why does H.H. say the "Third Empire" has shattered?

10. In Part I, what does H.H. say is characteristic of the journey?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

H.H. says everything is at stake for him and his whole future life will be decided by the High Throne. What effect does he believe the High Throne's decision could have on his past? Why does he give so much importance to the High Throne's opinion? Do you think it will impact his goal to write his memoirs? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

H.H. sits down and writes a long letter after he gets home from his conversation with Leo. Who does he write the letter to? What does he say in the letter? How does he feel immediately after he has written this letter?

Essay Topic 3

After his encounter with Leo, H.H. says he felt foolish and lost, and that he wished to die.How does H.H. describe death? Has the meaning of death changed for him? Compare what he says about death. What helps him overcome his desire to die?

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