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The Glass Bead Game Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where does the author say Knecht was destined for?



2. Why is Father Jacobus distrustful of Knecht?



3. What kind of school do his teachers recommend him for?



4. What does Jacobus think Castalia is an imitation of?



5. What do people think is the only thing Waldzell graduates are good for?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does the music Master help Knecht?



2. What is the Golden Book?



3. Why does Knecht think that free study is the happiest years of his life?



4. What does Knecht do at Hirsland?



5. What is the Glass Bead Game?



6. How does Knecht try and concentrate on the Games despite the Magister's illness?



7. What opinions does Knecht hold about the Games and how they should be run?



8. What does Designori learn about Knecht?



9. How does Alexander arrange for Knecht to leave the Order?



10. How does Knecht's life change after the visit from the Music Master?



Essay Topics

Aside from the main character examine the way Hesse uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

Discuss the differences between the novel and biography formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of a biography? What can novelists express that a biographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?

Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?

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