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. believe is the most memorable event in Part II?

2. What belief does H.H. say he is sadly sure of?

3. How does the narrator describe all the artists, poets, and musicians among the group in Part I?

4. Who unexpectedly disappears from the journey as Part II opens?

5. How is Leo described by H.H. in Part II?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Part II, what does H.H. say happens when he tries to think about the events of his journey?

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

4. Describe Leo's characteristics as put forth in Part II by H.H.

5. 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?

6. In Part II, what does H.H. say is a well known human weakness about "things"?

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

8. Describe what happens to upset the journey members as Part II begins.

9. Why do you think H.H. says there was a leaning towards Easter religions after the World War?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The narrator says in Part I that generations try to suppress what previous generations have done. What does he say generations will recall about horrible things they endured? What does he seem to be referring to? Is there a particular character he might be speaking of? If so, who and why?

Essay Topic 2

H.H. sees Leo on Seilergraben and recognizes him. Why do you think it takes him so long to approach Leo? What does H.H. do before making himself known to Leo? How does Leo behave? Explain why you think Leo acts the way he does.

Essay Topic 3

As the story ends, H.H. is interrupted in his task at the archives and told the League is going to place a judgment on him. What is revealed to him about the President? What is the judgment on H.H., and how does it help explain episodes that occurred in Parts III and IV concerning Leo and the League? Do you think H.H.'s trial and judgment are an allegory of life? Explain your answer.

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