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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 Herr Doktor say after injecting Joanna with a drug?
2. What happens when Inamura tries to get Joanna to remember her life as Lisa Chelgrin?
3. What does Alex think as he enters a library?
4. What does Alex throw at Carrera?
5. What does Chelgrin insist that Lisa undergo?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is happening with Alex that might be similar to what was going on with Joanna? What might the reader wonder because of this?
2. How is the theme of romance explored in Chapters 42-44?
3. 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?
4. Who is Peterson and how was he involved in the entire situation?
5. What does Inamura use to free Joanna of the compulsion?
6. Why did Peterson do what he did and what theme does it touch upon again?
7. By Chapter 42, how do you think the reader feels about Thomas Chelgrin. How does the character actually turn out?
8. Who approaches Joanna and Alex immediately in London? What might the reader wonder and what does the person say that alleviates concern?
9. What does the hypnosis session do in the novel as far as narrative technique is concerned?
10. What does Chelgrin know about his daughter and what does he seem to feel about her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alex is clearly falling in love despite his protests that love does not exist and that he would never fall in love, especially after such a short time.
1. How long do you think people should know each other before declaring love? Do you think Alex is falling in love or is it just sexual attraction? Why or why not?
2. What are some of the thoughts and behaviors in the text that demonstrate to you that Alex is falling in love with Joanna?
3. There are many psychologist that say there's no such thing as falling in love, it is all just a chemical reaction between two physical bodies. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Alex wakes, bound on the floor of a kitchen. Alex manages to break his bindings only to discover that someone has already cut through the rope. When Alex enters the library, he is struck with a sense of familiarity. Alex searches the desk and finds his gun, realizing he had known it would be there. Alex then turns the gun on Chelgrin even though he has no reason to believe Chelgrin means him harm. Alex wants to put the gun down, but he cannot do it. Alex fires the weapon, hitting Chelgrin in the chest.
1. Discuss what the above passages might indicate about Alex's possible situation as to being manipulated. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Do you think Alex is responsible for shooting Thomas Chelgrin? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Hypnosis professionals say that no one can be made to do anything under hypnosis that is against his/her moral code. Discuss what you think Alex's behavior with shooting Chelgrin might mean in view of this.
Essay Topic 3
Alex realizes he has seen Joanna before. She was a kidnap case he worked on. The chances that Alex would end up in the city where this woman has been hiding out for twelve years seems to be astronomical, tipping the reader off to the idea that something may be at work here that is not completely clear at this point.
1. Do you think Alex ending up in a city half way across the world and walking into a lounge where the singer is the woman he had looked for ten years earlier is a stretch of the imagination? Why or why not?
2. After researching narrative contrivance explain, with examples of why you think the above situation may or may not be one.
3. Discuss a remarkable coincidence that has occurred in your life, in the life of someone you knew or one that you heard or read about. Include in your discussion why it might illustrate the saying: "Life is stranger than fiction."
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