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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Paul view the doctor's questions?
2. What does Paul avoid during his examination?
3. Where does the snow tell Paul that it will be waiting for him?
4. As the snow continues to consume Paul's life, what is the second instruction he is given?
5. When does Paul's doctor appointment take place in Part 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the snow's role in Paul's examination, and how does it appear different than it did earlier? What does the snow do for the first time in Part 3, and how does that display a severe problem for Paul? What effect does the snow have on Paul while he is being questioned, and what are the orders it gives him? What do they reveal?
Essay Topic 2
In an analysis of Paul's walk home from school in Part 2, provide answers to the following:
1) What are three examples of things that Paul sees, and how do they represent the character's state of mind?
2) How is the snow used to counter reality? Describe the way Paul views the snow in comparison to the real things he encounters.
3) What is his general impression of the outside world? How has it changed, and why?
Essay Topic 3
While Paul is being questioned by the doctor, his parents react in some very interesting ways.
1) Explain in detail how Paul's mother and father act throughout the entire examination.
2) Which of their responses generates the most significant reactions from Paul, and why?
3) What are the main differences between the way Paul's mother and father respond to his answers? What are the reasons for their differences? Which one does Paul consider to be more of a threat at this point? Why?
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