The Joke Test | Mid-Book 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 Ludvik think of this woman's voice who shaved him?

2. When did Ludvik meet Marketa?

3. As a student, where did Ludvik hold an important post?

4. Why was Ludvik summoned the day after he returned to his post at University in his third year?

5. When Ludvik sits down to have a shave, what does he do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens during Ludvik's shave that changes the experience for him, and how does Ludvik react to the rest of his shave?

2. What is Kostka's living situation?

3. How did Marketa react to the postcard Ludvik sent?

4. How does Ludvik take the first part of his shave?

5. How does Helena feel about younger women?

6. How is Ludvik's attitude immediately following his move to Ostrava?

7. Describe the story of the dwarfs Ludvik told Marketa.

8. How does Helena feel about the Party?

9. Why don't Helena's coworkers like her?

10. Why does Ludvik feel frustrated when he leaves the barber for his shave?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the joke, following the title of this book? Are there more than one? Compare and contrast.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast how the people of western Bohemia treat Lucie and the children in the town.

Essay Topic 3

How does Ludvik define himself?

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