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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Tristram when he is injured by a falling window sash?

2. Why does Toby become Billy Le Fever's guardian?

3. Who is called to tend Tristram's wound in Volume 5?

4. Who needs to have an eye examined in Volume 8?

5. In Volume 8, why does Walter write Toby a letter?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What views about social class are expressed in the novel? How do the Shandys treat their servants? Why does Dr. Slop make such a point to verbally abuse Obidiah and complain about the midwife? What perception of social class does Tristram express?

Essay Topic 2

What elements of foreshadowing are present in the novel? How does foreshadowing motivate the action of the plot? How does Sterne use foreshadowing as a marketing tool?

Essay Topic 3

Of what importance is Tristram's name in the novel? What significance does Walter Shandy place on names and why does Tristram's name disturb him? Why does Diduis refuse to change Tristram's name?

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