The Magic Mountain Test | Final 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 does Clavdia return to the Berghof with?

2. Who does Hans suspect of having had a physical relationship with Clavdia?

3. Who questions Hans about Hans' relationship with Clavdia?

4. Who does Naphta mock as a champion of progressive idealism and utopian notions?

5. Where does Hans "play king" and muse over his recent experiences?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Joachim and Hans discuss on their way back to the Berghof after leaving Settembrini and Naphta?

2. Who is Naphta, what does he look like, and how do Hans and Joachim meet him?

3. What do Hans and Peeperkorn say about Clavdia during their conversation in early spring?

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

5. Describe Peeperkorn's group outings and Settembrini's opinion of Hans' relationship with Peeperkorn.

6. How does Hans react when Clavdia returns to the Berghof in Chapter 7, and why?

7. In Chapter 6, what occurs with Hans' letters home, and what does he write about?

8. As winter arrives, what does Hans study, and why?

9. Due to his studies, what does Hans frequently refer to in conversation, and how does Joachim respond?

10. What happens at the Berghof as spring approaches?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What role does social class play in "The Magic Mountain"? What different classes are represented and by which characters?

Essay Topic 3

How are the different symbols (the x-ray plates, the Maria Mancini cigars, etc.) used throughout the novel to represent abstract concepts? Detail and explain how the symbols are used to describe certain abstract concepts and which concepts they describe.

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