The Key to Midnight 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. Where do Joanna and Alex fly to from England?

2. Why do Alex and Joanna decide to go to San Moritz?

3. What happened to the real Thomas Chelgrin?

4. What happens the night they arrive at their destination?

5. What does Thomas Chelgrin tell Lisa was the name of the program he was in from Russia?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Alex feel about the inn where they stop and what does it make him wonder? What type of theme might his situation bring up?

2. What does Inamura use to free Joanna of the compulsion?

3. Where is Peterson in Chapters 53-59, what does he witness, and what might the reader wonder about him because of his behavior?

4. In terms of narration what do you think Chapters 60-70 do?

5. How do Alex and Joanna leave London and what happens that surprises Alex? What does this make him suspect?

6. What else do they discover while Lisa is under hypnosis?

7. Who is Peterson and how was he involved in the entire situation?

8. Who does Joanna find when she goes to look for Alex? What does she learn from him? What theme might be suggested by the encounter?

9. What do Alex and Joanna find that show Chelgrin in a different light and what does he have that will help them find Herr Doktor?

10. Why did Peterson do what he did and what theme does it touch upon again?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Alex is delighted with Joanna, with her charm and gentle personality and is unable to get her to say anything that might suggest she is Lisa. The reader might wonder at this point if it is possible Joanna is not Lisa, just a good look alike.

1. What do think makes a person charming? What do you think might be meant by the phrase, "a gentle personality?" Why might Alex consider Joanna to have a gentle personality?Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

2. When you read the section when Alex is first trying to get Joanna to say anything that might suggest Joanna is Lisa, what was your opinion of whether she was or wasn't Lisa? Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

3. If by chance Joanna was Lisa what do you think are the dangers to her psychologically and emotionally of Alex trying to prod her into admitting it or seeing it? If she has amnesia or has been brainwashed do you think Alex is being irresponsible by trying to push her? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Joanna suddenly begins reciting an odd sentence. Alex recognizes the line from a science fiction novel called The Demolished Man. Inamura has gotten a copy of The Demolished Man and uses it to give Joanna an answering sentence to overcome the posthypnotic suggestion that has blocked her answers to Inamura's questions.

1. Discuss symbolism in literature and why the book used for Joanna's post hypnotic sentence was an example of symbolism.

2. The Demolished Man is a novel, a full length book. Discuss narrative contrivance in view of Inamura being able to find the exact sentence to bring Joanna out of the suggestion in an entire book.

3. Compare and contrast the characters of Inamura and how he uses hypnosis and Herr Doktor and his techniques. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Under further regression, Joanna also reveals that all her memories of Lisa Chelgrin are gone and that she will most likely never recover them. The completeness of this brainwashing should be frightening to the reader, showing how vulnerable Lisa Chelgrin was and how violating Herr Doktor was toward her, both physically and mentally.

1. What do you think is the emotional impact of finding out you are not who you thought you were? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss in depth the moral and legal implications of what Herr Doktor did to Lisa. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. It would be one thing to find out you were a different person than you thought you were. What would be the farther impact on Lisa of finding out that not only was she a different person than she thought but that her early memories are completely gone so she'll never know exactly who she was?

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