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. Where does the group think they will go after they see the Goblin?

2. What does everyone agree on about a particular document in Part II?

3. What does the narrator say each member on the Journey East has to have?

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

5. In Part I, what does the narrator say that several other authors claim?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. In Part II, what begins to happen to the unity of the journey members?

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. 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 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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