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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. About what does Sir Ambrose give a speech?
2. What does Mr. Schultz say he needs from Dennis more than good ideas?
3. What is Megalopolitan?
4. Who no longer comes to Sir Francis' home office?
5. What does Dennis place on the benches in the church?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Mr. Schultz displeased with Dennis and how does Dennis try to convince Mr. Schultz to feel otherwise?
2. What does Dennis accomplish during his time in Italy?
3. What does the recording say about the Church of St. Peter-without-the-walls in Oxford?
4. What do the men discuss about Juanita del Pablo?
5. What was the pinnacle of Sir Francis' life?
6. About what does the author warn readers?
7. What does Aimée do to Sir Francis?
8. What does Aimée think of Mr. Joyboy's work?
9. How does Dennis compare his present job with his time in Italy?
10. What does Dennis see as he walks among the graves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are a number of interesting questions raised by The Loved One. Questions that Waugh most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Waugh' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Waugh' probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of Waugh and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as The Loved One help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading The Loved One? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in The Loved One to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
Characters are an important part of what makes The Loved One interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Dennis. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Amiee. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Mr. Joyboy. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
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