The Castle Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 K. say about Olga's attractiveness?

2. How easy does K. think it will be to win Frieda back?

3. Why does K. go to see Barnabas in Chapter XV?

4. Who was the first letter that Barnabas delivered sent to?

5. How was Amalia's father punished for her disobedience?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the townspeople do after Amalia's disobedience became known?

2. How does K. respond to what Barnabas tells him about the Castle?

3. What does Amalia accuse K. of using Barnabas for?

4. When does K. plan on visiting Hans' mother?

5. Where do Jeremias and Frieda go to work after K. leaves?

6. What is Frieda doing for Jeremias at the end of Chapter XXII?

7. At what event does Amalia's family's disgrace begin?

8. What happens to Jeremias and Artur when they are not together?

9. How does K. answer Frieda's mother's objections about him?

10. How long does K. need to wait to see Erlanger?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Prestige is an important element of culture in the village surrounding the Castle. Discuss the role of prestige in the novel.

1) What increases or decreases prestige in the novel?

2) Which characters value prestige and which do not?

3) What role does prestige play in the material position of the characters? Do the characters benefit by prestige?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the town's acceptance of K. as a stranger.

1) How do the people in the town feel about strangers and outsiders? What is the culture's attitude toward outsiders?

2) In what ways does K. become accepted in the town? What role does his relationship with the Castle play in his acceptance? What role does his engagement to Frieda play in his acceptance?

3) In what ways does K. remain an outsider in the town? Is K. responsible for remaining an outsider, and to what extent?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the setting of the novel.

1) Discuss the Castle as part of the setting of the novel. Why does the reader never visit the inside of the Castle? How does the reader learn about the Castle? What does the appearance and structure of the Castle say about it and about the village?

2) How does the setting of the village influence the novel?

3) Why do the inns become a major part of the novel's setting? What is the importance of the two inns in the novel?

4) What significance does the schoolhouse have as a setting?

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