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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. Who directs Last Year at Marienbad?
2. What two buildings are on top of the hill?
3. What country does Bioy see as his second home?
4. Which of the following creatures can one find in the swimming pool?
5. What does the beautiful woman wear over her dark curls?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator theorize about Morel?
2. Why does Morel choose Villings island for his experiments?
3. Why does Morel decide that Haynes does not have to attend the meeting?
4. Why does the narrator think he could be hallucinating the people in the museum?
5. What does Gasset say about adventure stories?
6. Why doesn't the narrator like being in the lowlands?
7. Why does the narrator think either he or the others could be dead?
8. How does the narrator escape the museum?
9. Describe Casares' upbringing.
10. What causes Morel to storm out of the room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why does the woman on the island have such an affect on the narrator? What do his feelings for her say about Casares' own thoughts on love?
Essay Topic 2
What was Casares' relationship with Borges? How did Casares' relationship with Borges influence his writings?
Essay Topic 3
Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?
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