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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who visits Hans in Chapter 5 as Hans daydreams about Clavdia?

2. What time period does Hans hallucinate about?

3. Who tells Hans the name of the whistler?

4. What are the old woman's sons dying from?

5. What does Hans turn the conversation toward on his first day at the Berghof?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens as Hans settles into his room at the Berghof?

2. What role does the "military life" play in the conversation between Hans, Joachim, Settembrini and Naphta in Chapter 6?

3. How does Settembrini feel about music?

4. Describe Hans and Settembrini's conversation at the beginning of Chapter 5.

5. Who is Hans Castorp, where is he at the beginning of Chapter 1, and how does it make him feel?

6. Describe Joachim's death and the illness leading to it.

7. Why does Settembrini interrupt his learned banter at the end of Chapter 3?

8. Describe the final scene of the novel.

9. What do Hans and Clavdia discuss in the salon in Chapter 7?

10. What does Joachim explain about Hermine Kleefield?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Investigate "The Magic Mountain" as a bildungsroman. How does it adhere to and differ from the bildungsroman novel? What changes could be made to mark it more clearly as a bildungsroman? What changes could be made to prevent critics from classifying the novel as a bildungsroman?

Essay Topic 2

How do the minor characters in the novel affect the plot? How would the novel be different if one or more of these characters were removed?

Essay Topic 3

How is time portrayed in "The Magic Mountain"? How is this concept addressed, and what does this mean?

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