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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. For what purpose would he do the answer to question #97?
2. What does Pascali think the men he is leading are going to do?
3. What is the most significant thing about terra rossa?
4. Where does the person go who Pascali is following?
5. Who is the first person killed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pascali seem to forget when he is rejoicing at the prospect of 150 liras?
2. Summarize the interaction between Pascali and Bowles and one probable hidden meaning.
3. How is the slaughter of the sheep symbolic of a "slaughter" that takes place within Pascali?
4. Explain how Pascali and Bowles agree again to be allies and whether you think either man is sincere.
5. Why do you think Pascali blends reality and illusion to create realism in imaginary settings?
6. How does Pascali now see Bowles and how might that insight be both inaccurate and dangerous?
7. By this section, can we be certain as to whether Pascali is a reliable narrator?
8. How does the symbolism in this section express the duality of the natures of both Bowles and Pascali?
9. What evidence is there that Pascali may be in danger?
10. 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.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Section 15, Pascali realizes Bowles believes himself to be on a mission from a higher power and that the balance between his zest for archeology and his drive for financial gain has broken, leaving him nearly insane Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text, your research or personal experience:
1. Pascali makes a pretty astute observation about Bowles. What do you think the phrase means--the balance between his zest for archeology and his drive for financial gain has broken leaving him [Bowles] nearly insane. Give examples from the entire book that has lead up to this moment.
2. In "real" life, most of us are at times driven to compromise between two things--sometimes both seem to be necessary evils; sometime one seems necessary, but it conflicts with something else that is only wanted; sometimes it can be a conflict between two things you want, neither which are essential for health and well being. Write about a time in your life when you were torn between two things, both of which you wanted, but which if one was achieved, the other had to be compromised or abandoned.
3. Do you think many people who "go off the deep end" and commit such horrible acts as mass shootings are people who are extremely conflicted by warring wants/natures? Discuss this idea using specific examples.
Essay Topic 2
Getting the most out of this novel requires some familiarity with the existing organization of Europe and the Middle East during the time period of the novel. Answer the following questions and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. What was the Ottoman Empire? What time frame did it span? Who ruled the Empire?
2. What is the political relationships between the Ottoman Empire and major European Countries at that time--particularly to Germany and Britian.
3. How does the Ottoman Empire inform the plot and actions of this novel? Give examples.
Essay Topic 3
In Section 5, Pascali notes his position of "utriusque capex" in both religion and sexuality. 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. Research and define the phrase "utriusque capax." What language is it? Why would Pascali be using this language? How is this phrase apropos for Pascali? Give specific examples.
2. The phrase "utriusque capax" is used in a few fields--psychology (Jungian), alchemy and music. Choose one of these areas and discuss what the phrase means in that field giving specific examples.
3. It seems that a person who is able to be capable of both (a loose translation of the phrase "utriusque capax") would make an excellent spy. Choose to defend or argue against that idea using examples from the text and personal knowledge.
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