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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. In the beginning of Part II, how does H.H. say the character's disappearance came about?

2. What happens to H.H.'s first attempt to tell his story?

3. In Part II, what does H.H. say he would willing exchange his belief for?

4. What does H.H. say has exaggerated value in Part II?

5. In Part I, what holds up the journey's progress in a small provincial town?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give a brief description of what happens when the League President appears to judge H.H. in Part V.

2. What do Lukas and his circle of friends say in Part III about H.H.'s expedition?

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

4. What does H.H.'s friend Lukas do for a living?

5. In Part II, what is the confusion among the members over a missing document?

6. What is H.H. thinking and feeling as Part III opens?

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

8. What does H.H. do after returning home at the end of Part IV?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Part III opens with H.H. speaking of a "difficulty" he cannot find a solution to. What does he vow he will do? What challenges confront him? How does he hope to overcome his problem in order to approach his goal?

Essay Topic 3

In Part I, the narrator suggests the reader cannot really comprehend his story. What reasons does he give? Who does he agree with and what is said that he finds to be true? Who are the only ones he thinks can believe or understand his tale? Do you agree with H.H.'s beliefs and concerns about the reader's ability to understand? Explain your answer and include if you have ever had difficulty understanding a book due to lack of experience contained in the topic.

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