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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following adjectives does Mantini use to describe his villa after the evacuation?
2. Which of the following adjectives does Mantini use to describe Ben's treatment of Carla?
3. Which of the following items does Carla use to carry her belongings when she evacuates?
4. What smell pervades Mantini's senses as he is shopping in town?
5. Which of the following does Carla pack in order to remember her time with Mantini?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The theme of love is one that pervades the novel as a whole. First, explain what Carla views as love in her life. Then, compare / contrast the two loves of her life - Ben and Mantini. Based on this comparison, explain which man is better suited for Carla, and explain why.
Essay Topic 2
The most important element of Ben's life seems to be his career.
Part 1.) Briefly explain the responsibilities of Ben's job, and create a list of countries Ben's job has taken him.
Part 2.) Explain the role Ben expects Carla to play in his career, and what his reaction is when Carla does not want to fulfill these tasks.
Part 3.) Briefly explain the way that Ben's career has negatively affected his marriage to Carla. If Ben had a different job, do you think his marriage to Carla would survive? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Over the course of the novel, Carla learns to grieve for many of the things she has lost in her life - her home, her husband, and her lover.
Part 1.) Describe the way Carla dealt with her grief at the opening of the novel, and compare / contrast that to the way she deals with grief at the end of the novel.
Part 2.) Briefly explain what you believe to be the main motivation for Carla to deal with grief in her life. Why did it take 35 years for Carla to learn how to handle her emotions?
Part 3.) Explain which of the main losses in Carla's life: her home, her marriage, or her lover, has had the deepest effect on her life, and why.
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