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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. What does Bowles ask of Pascali?
2. Who does Bowles leave to meet?
3. What does Pascali decide to do?
4. How much does Izzet then offer?
5. What does Bowles believe about Greek statues?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is there anything in this section that gives a different view of Bowles and perhaps makes him a more likable character?
2. Summarize the interaction between Pascali and Bowles just before Pascali leaves the evacuation site and explain if you think Pascali intends to follow through on the agreement with Bowles.
3. How is the previous foreshadowing come to completion in this final section?
4. What do you think is a possible instance of foreshadowing in this section?
5. How does the symbolism in this section express the duality of the natures of both Bowles and Pascali?
6. What does it suggest to you when Bowles insists on the removal of the soldiers at the evacuation site?
7. How is the slaughter of the sheep symbolic of a "slaughter" that takes place within Pascali?
8. In the end, what do you think Pascali is left with of any value?
9. How does Pascali miss an important clue about Bowles because of Pascali's own desires?
10. Explain what Pascali has figured out and how Bowles fits into the picture.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are a number of themes that run as a thread throughout the novel. Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. Trace the development of the political theme. Use specific examples to illustrate how this theme is expressed. Analyze the examples and offer an analysis of the existing political situation during this novel.
2. Trace the development of the theme of duality. Use specific examples to illustrate how this theme is expressed. Analyze the examples and offer an analysis of the how the concept of duality manifest in character personalities and in the physical setting.
3. Trace the development of the theme of deception. Use specific examples to illustrate how this theme is expressed. Analyze the examples and offer an analysis as to why this theme is central to the novel's plot.
Essay Topic 2
Greed informs the actions of many of the characters and ultimately leads to the actual deaths of several of them. Answer the following questions by writing a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text, your research or personal experience:
1. List the major characters in order of how greedy they seem to be; include Pascali, Bowles, Lydia, Pasha, Izzet, and Smith--and any others you choose. How does greed affect each character?
2. Why do you put whoever you chose in the position of being the greediest? The least greedy? Do you consider any of the major characters as not having any inclinations towards greed? Why or why not?
3. Do you think any of these characters are justified in being greedy? Why or why not? Is greed EVER justified? Why or why not.
Essay Topic 3
As the novel opens and then moves along to its conclusion, some characters seem to be more different from each other than first appears and some seem more alike to each other than first appears. Choose one of the following and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. Compare the character of Pascali from who he seems to be during the first six sections to the person Pascali seems to be in sections 7-16. How is he alike? How different? Which "person" do you like the best? Why? How is Pascali more alike and more different from Bowles at the end then at the beginning?
2. Compare the character of Bowles from who he seems to be during the first seven sections to the person Bowles seems to be in sections 7-16. How is he alike? How different? Which "person" do you like the best? Why? How is Bowles more alike and more different from Pascali at the end then at the beginning?
3. Compare and contrast Lydia, Dr. Hogan, Izzet, and Herr Gesing from who they seem to be when they are first introduced to who they are revealed to be by the end of the story. How much do they either change or become who they really are? Who did you like at first and then dislike by the end of the story--and vice versa?
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