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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 he used to be?
2. What does H.H. feel he has lost at the end of his walk with the man?
3. What does Lukas and H.H. find in a thick book?
4. Who or what does H.H. say he scorns at the beginning of Part III?
5. What does Lukas believe is man's strongest hunger?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does H.H. say he intends to "exercise his will" in Part III?
2. Why is Lukas able to succeed with his story while H.H. fails in Part III?
3. What is H.H. thinking and feeling as Part III opens?
4. What does H.H. do as the person who exits the building passes by him in Part IV?
5. What happens when H.H. approaches the person he has followed to a park in Part IV?
6. What happens when the whistling stops at the beginning of Part IV?
7. In Part IV, what relationship does the person H.H. has been talking to have with Necker?
8. How does Lukas help H.H. in his search for Leo in part III?
9. Explain what H.H. says happens to the journey in Part III.
10. What does H.H. say of the friendship he is seeking with the person he has been speaking to in Part IV?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
H.H. compares himself to historians trying to record events. How does he describe the episode he wishes to record? How does he choose to record his events? What difficulties does he encounter when he tries to recall his story?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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