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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 saved Albert's car from plunging over the parapet?
2. What is the name of the hotel Albert, Margot, and Axel are staying at in Rouginard?
3. What could Albert hear from outside the hospital window?
4. What lie does Albert tell Margot about Elisabeth?
5. Which politician's name does Udo not recognize when Albert mentions him?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Margot pass the time while she is recuperating from her illness in Chapter 20?
2. What happens as a result of the layout of the hotel where Albert, Margot, and Axel stay at in Rouginard?
3. How does Margot feel about her film debut?
4. What does Axel convince Margot to tell Albert about the chalet in Chapter 36? Why?
5. In Chapter 29, what does Udo say he heard while on the bus?
6. What does Albert think might happen at Irma's funeral?
7. What lie does Albert tell Margot at the end of Chapter 24?
8. What does Albert come to realize as he lies alone in his hospital bed in Chapter 33?
9. What does the retired French colonel tell Albert which makes him suspicious?
10. How does Axel annoy Paul at Albert's building in Chapter 20?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the relationship between Albert and Elisabeth. How does Albert describe his relationship with Elisabeth? Are they happily married? What does Albert do to end their relationship? How does Elisabeth react? How does this event change both of their lives?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the relationship between Albert and Margot. What are their first impressions of each other? Who pursues whom? What attracts Albert to Margot? What attracts Margot to Albert? Why is Margot involved with Albert? What do they desire from one another?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motif of adultery in the novel "Laughter in the Dark." Who commits adultery in the novel? What effect does said adultery have on the lives of the main characters?
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