Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does K. get to see Klamm?
2. What does Schwarzer tell K. in the beginning of the novel when the two first meet?
3. What finally happens to the sleigh and the horses?
4. What is Barnabas' role, according to the letter from K.'s director?
5. What photo does the landlady show K.?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the chairman's wife act during K.'s visit?
2. What is Frieda afraid might happen to he if her mother's warnings are right?
3. How does K. answer Frieda's mother's objections about him?
4. What does Barnabas' family think about his job with the Castle?
5. What did the townspeople do after Amalia's disobedience became known?
6. How does K. feel when he goes to see the village chairman?
7. What does Pepi say that K. will be able to do if he accepts her offer of a place to stay?
8. What does Klamm write about K.'s assistants, and how does this compare to the reality of K.'s assistants' roles?
9. How do K. and the Gentlemen's Inn's landlady each defend themselves in their argument?
10. What does K. believe is the reason that Hans and his family never received favors from Klamm?
In the novel, the bureaucracy of the Castle is both very powerful and lacking in power. Discuss this dynamic.
1) In what ways is the bureaucracy of the Castle powerful? How does it control people's actions?
2) In what ways does the bureaucracy of the Castle lack power? How does K. manage to defy the bureaucracy?
3) How does the bureaucracy's power, and lack of power, affect Amalia and her family?
In THE CASTLE, the relationship between individuals in groups is important. Discuss the role of social dynamics in the novel.
1) How does the relationship between the twins Jeremias and Artur compare to the social dynamics in the culture of the village? What is the significance of the fact that they age faster apart? How do they act as individuals, and how do they act as a group?
2) How does the culture of the village and the dynamics of groups have power in the novel? How does the village as a whole act differently from individuals?
3) How does the bureaucracy of the Castle reflect the dynamics of groups, as opposed to individuals?
Discuss communication in the novel.
1) How does Klamm communicate with K. in the novels? What are the problems in this communication?
2) Can K. and Frieda truly communicate with each other in the novel? What are the stumbling blocks to communication between them?
3) How do the means of communication used by the Castle, such as the phone and messengers, emphasize its bureaucracy and its disconnectedness from reality? What role does communication play in the Castle's bureaucracy?
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