The Loser 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. What does the narrator promise to the innkeeper?

2. What did Wertheimer NOT dictate for his sister?

3. What does the narrator intend to write about when he returns?

4. What did Wertheimer demand of his guests at the feast he prepared?

5. What was Wertheimer's brother-in-law interested in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Wertheimer killed himself in the place he did?

2. Explain how the narrator feels about his depression.

3. What does the innkeeper mention in regards to Wertheimer's finances?

4. How are Traich and Desselbrunn compared?

5. What is significant about the end of "The Loser"?

6. Describe Wertheimer's funeral.

7. Describe the abuse Wertheimer's sister underwent from Wertheimer.

8. How did Wertheimer end his dying party?

9. Why did the Wertheimer family change?

10. Explain why Wertheimer's sister felt uncomfortable in Traich.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Franz's opinion of Wertheimer with that of his sister's opinion. What makes Wertheimer be viewed in such contrasting ways? Support your statements with examples and quotes from "The Loser."

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Wertheimer's reaction to Glenn's death and his sister's abandonment. Explain how those events lead to the death of Wertheimer. Support your statements with examples and quotes from "The Loser."

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the identity of the true loser of "The Loser." Explain how each friend of the trio is a loser in his own way, then choose and explain who you think the true loser is. Support your statements with examples and quotes from "The Loser."

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