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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What had the people in town thought Stevens to be?
2. Why has Miss Kenton not left Darlington Hall?
3. Why does Stevens go to Miss Kenton's room?
4. How long did Stevens and Miss Kenton meet?
5. What does Stevens tell Miss Kenton about Lord Darlington?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Stevens runs out of gas, he spends the night in a small town where the people think he is some sort of dignitary. Why does Stevens not speak up and amend their views? Does Stevens want the people to think he is important? Or does he just not want to engage in any way with personal dialogue with strangers? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Stevens must have some idea of Lord Darlington's political tendencies given the nature of his guests during this period in history. How does he justify Lord Darlington's actions? Is Stevens smarter than Lord Darlington gives him credit for? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Explain Stevens' emotionally repressed behavior. Why do you think he behaves the way he does? Why does Stevens maintain a cool reserve even in his personal life? Does Stevens even have a personal life?
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