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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 5, Chapter 23, Tomas has a dream of a woman he'd never met before, who was...
(a) resembles Tereza in appearance but not in personality
(b) is strong like his mother
(c) resembles Sabina
(d) the woman of his dreams

2. In Part 6, Chapter 11, who does Sabina claim is her enemy?
(a) kitsch
(b) Czech immigrants
(c) injustice
(d) communism

3. How did Tereza feel in the country?
(a) happy
(b) sad
(c) lonely
(d) energetic

4. What happened when the interpreter that headed the march requested permission to enter the territory of Cambodia?
(a) they were strip searched
(b) they were greeted by silence
(c) they were told to go back where they came from
(d) they were told only the doctors could enter

5. What did Tereza feel she was doing by going to the engineer's house?
(a) She was breaking free from Tomas
(b) She was deceiving Tomas
(c) She was following Tomas's command
(d) She was changing her life for good

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Tomas's son write a letter to Tomas when they were living in the country?

2. What distinguished the woman Tomas met in chapter 10 from other women?

3. In one of her dreams, what was it that Tereza saw floating downstream as she stared at the river?

4. Who does Franz end up belonging to in death?

5. The man who visited Tomas at the clinic where Tomas was a general practitioner introduced himself as...

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Simon's relationship with his mother.

2. What does Franz realize at the end of his trip to Cambodia?

3. Describe Tomas's work at the clinic.

4. After making love to the engineer, what does Tereza desire to do?

5. Why does Tereza yearn to make love to other men?

6. What does the article about the dogs being summarily shot in Russia signify for Tereza?

7. In Part 5, Chapter 10, what distinguishes the women who looks like a giraffe and a stork from others?

8. Kundera claims that the way Tomas rushes into the decision to leave the clinic seems rather odd. He asks, could it perhaps conceal something else, something deeper that escapes Toma s's reasoning? What is the answer to his question?

9. What is at stake if Tomas does not retract the article he wrote?

10. What is "kitsch?"

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