The Unbearable Lightness of Being Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Standing in the anteroom, what saves Tereza from the temptation to burst out crying in the engineer's presence, and thus, fall in love with him?

2. How does Tomas describe the editor to the man from the Ministry?

3. In Part 5, Chapter 27, what does Tereza find in the farm worker's face that she had not seen in ages?

4. In Part 7, What does Tomas catch Tereza doing that upsets him?

5. What does Tereza claim to Tomas during their dance at the hotel bar?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Tomas questions the fortuitous events that brought him and Tereza together.

1. Why doesn't Tomas go beyond the questioning and conclude whether or not they did belong together?

2. Is Tomas too passive in the relationship, allowing for those fortuitous events to lead the meaning of the relationship? Cite three examples that support your theory.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the three options to write about:

1. The influence of women on the various characters: Tereza's mother on Tereza, Franz's mother on Franz, Tomas's wife on Tomas, and Simon's mother on Simon.

2. The influence of communism on the various characters: Tomas, Sabina, Simon, and Tereza.

3. The result of infidelity on Tereza, Tomas, Sabina, Franz, and Marie-Claude.

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the three options to write about:

1. Kandera compares the behavior of animals to that of humans. Cite three examples where Kandera compares animals to humans and discuss his views on this subject.

2. Kandera questions why humans don't have the selfless love that exists between people and animals. Tereza, for instance, has a better love for her dog than for Tomas. Cite three examples of how Tereza's love for her dog Karenin is better than her love for Tomas. What actions would have made her love unconditional?

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