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 everyone agree on about a particular document in Part II?

2. In Part I, what does the narrator say world history often seems like?

3. Who preserves the memory of Hohenstaufen?

4. According to H.H., what does the disappearance of a particular member threaten?

5. In Part II, what does H.H. say is very difficult for him to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. How does H.H. describe his self-reflection at the end of Part II?

5. Who does H.H. compare his journey and its participants to in Part II?

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

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

8. Why do you think H.H. compares his journey to a comet?

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

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

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

In Part III, H.H. visits his friend Lukas who has written a book about the World War. What does H.H. wish to gain from the meeting? What is Lukas' original reaction to H.H.'s request? How does Lukas opinion change later in Part III?

Essay Topic 3

H.H. says that he sees his egoism more clearly each day as he plans to write. What does he mean by his "egoism"? What does he say concerning how he began his journey and what the journey has become to him? Compare and contrast H.H.'s conflicting feelings.

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