Laughter in the Dark Test | Final 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 Irma hear from the street that makes her look outside in Chapter 19?

2. What makes Margot wild at the hotel in France in Chapter 26?

3. What saved Albert's car from plunging over the parapet?

4. What could Albert hear from outside the hospital window?

5. Who had been Albert, Margot, and Axel's dining room neighbor for the last two or three days in Chapter 29?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Albert's trip to Zurich from France like?

2. What does Albert come to realize as he lies alone in his hospital bed in Chapter 33?

3. Why does Udo greet Albert with a bit of touchiness when they run into each other for a second time?

4. What occurs when Margot removes her coat in Chapter 31?

5. Why was Axel delighted that Margot was a failure on the screen?

6. After running into Margot in the street, what does Kaspar think to himself about her?

7. What does Axel convince Margot to tell Albert about the chalet in Chapter 36? Why?

8. What does Axel tell the cook he hires from the mountain village?

9. How does Margot pass the time while she is recuperating from her illness in Chapter 20?

10. What does Albert resemble when he gets out of the car at the chalet in Chapter 35?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author of the novel "Laughter in the Dark." What are some of his other works? What are some parallels between "Laughter in the Dark" and his other work? Are there any elements in "Laughter in the Dark" which Nabokov borrows from his own experiences?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of jealousy in the novel "Laughter in the Dark." Who is jealous of whom in the novel? How do the characters show their jealousy, and is their jealousy based on anything other than their insecurities?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the conclusion of the novel "Laughter in the Dark." What happens at the end of the novel? Is the ending surprising? Are there any unanswered questions?

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