The Counterlife 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. Who says Maria's Jewish friend smells?

2. Whose letter annoys Nathan?

3. Who is pregnant in Part 5?

4. What does Henry consider to be too risky to throw away in Manhattan?

5. What is Henry cast as in one of Nathan's books?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Henry's thoughts during Nathan's funeral?

2. What does Nathan notice about the passenger sitting next to him on the airplane?

3. Discuss Maria's sisters.

4. What are Jimmy Ben-Joseph's plans on the airplane?

5. Compare Nathan's reaction to taking heart medication with that of Henry's reaction.

6. What happens during refreshments and conversation at church?

7. What happens when Nathan finds a quiet corner in church?

8. What does Sarah inform Nathan about her mother?

9. What do Nathan's fans want to know about Nathan's books?

10. Discuss the encounter Henry has with Nathan's third wife.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of chapters and titles in the novel and the effect they have on the story.

Essay Topic 2

The history of the Jews is discussed in the novel. What type of history does the novel give about the Jews, and what are the effects of this?

Essay Topic 3

How are character descriptions used in order to provide information on characters in the story? What are the benefits of character descriptions used in the novel?

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