The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman: A Novel 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 is looking for the Count to kill him?

2. Albertina tells Desiderio that she found the Count too what to be useful to her in Chapter 7, Lost in Nebulous Time?

3. Who does Desiderio discover Lafleur is in Chapter 6, The Coast of Africa?

4. Who apologizes to Desiderio in Chapter 7, Lost in Nebulous Time?

5. What do the pirates in Chapter 6, The Coast of Africa worship?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens the morning after Albertina's ordeal in Chapter 7, Lost in Nebulous Time?

2. What are Desiderio's experiences like on the pirate ship in Chapter 6, The Coast of Africa? Who does he befriend?

3. Where does Desiderio travel in Chapter 5, The Erotic Traveler? Who offers him a ride?

4. What do Desiderio and his companions find once dawn breaks on land in Chapter 6, The Coast of Africa?

5. Who pursues Desiderio and the Count in Chapter 5, The Erotic Traveler? How do they escape?

6. What does the Count do upon spotting a brothel in Chapter 5, The Erotic Traveler?

7. How does the Count save his companions in Chapter 6, The Coast of Africa?

8. What leads Desiderio to discover Dr. Hoffman's intentions for him in Chapter 8, The Castle? What does he do?

9. What is in the final "powering" room in Dr. Hoffman's laboratory? How does Dr. Hoffman explain it?

10. How does Albertina explain she happened to be with the Count in Chapter 7, Lost in Nebulous Time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the surreal objectification of women in the brothel in Chapter 5, The Erotic Traveler. Why does the Count choose the beaten woman? What is symbolic about the animals and images of bestiality?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the story told to Desiderio by Nao-Kurai. What is the meaning of Nao-Kurai's story? How does Desiderio realize he is in danger? How does he escape?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Desiderio's sexual relationships in Chapter 3, The River People. How do Aoi and her grandmother fit into the novel's themes? How do they represent female gender roles?

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