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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. When the midwife falls, what does Dr. Slop offer to examine?
2. In Volume 3, what confusion does Toby have about Dr. Slop's creation?
3. Who helps the village midwife attain a license?
4. What is Diduis' profession?
5. Who is Dolly?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Walter Shandy attempt to change Tristram's name?
2. How is Tristram's face deformed?
3. How is Phutatoruis injured in Volume 4?
4. How does Tristram end up with the wrong name?
5. What declaration does Tristram make about his narration in Volume 1?
6. Describe Tristram Shandy.
7. How does Yorick assist the midwife?
8. What topics do the men discuss in Volume 2 while waiting for Tristram's birth?
9. How does Walter Shandy react to Tristram's deformity?
10. What is Slawkenburguis' story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
From what type of death is Tristram trying to escape? How is death used to create humor? What insight into Tristram's character does the theme of death give the reader?
Essay Topic 2
How does Sterne use stream of consciousness to develop Tristram's narration? What elements of Tristram's character can be seen through the use of this literary device? What effect does this form of narration have on plot development and how does it bring to light the important themes Sterne expresses?
Essay Topic 3
What views are expressed about "modern" (as in the current 18th century practices) medicine as compared to folk medicine in the novel? How does the midwife's practical experience compare to the doctor's formal medical training? What concerns are raised about each character's medical abilities and how are these concerns addressed in the novel?
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