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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. How was Diotima's invitation in Chapter 80 received?
2. How does Ulrich accidentally address the General, in Chapter 85?
3. What is discussed regarding Diotima in Chapter 93?
4. The author suggests in Chapter 77 that an ancient philosopher could do what?
5. How is Count Leinsdorf addressed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is revealed about Georg in Chapter 97?
2. What was the course of the General's career development as outlined in Chapter 80?
3. What point does the author make in Chapter 88 about the value of books?
4. What situation regarding an invitation develops in Chapter 80?
5. How is the relationship between Diotima and Arnheim described in Chapter 93?
6. Who is Aunt Jane, and what is her history as outlined in Chapter 99?
7. What theory does Ulrich develop in Chapter 91?
8. How did Soliman meet Rachel?
9. What is Diotima's psychological situation in Chapter 94?
10. How did Moosbrugger plead on the several occasions that he went before the judges as outlined in Chapter 86?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author assumes that readers will be familiar with the Kakanians, and therefore the term is never really explained. From the context, what can you infer about what this term means? Who are the Kakanians? What is the area referred to as Kakania? What is its relationship with Austria?
Essay Topic 2
Moosbrugger is used by the author to relate several messages regarding how people judge one another. How do outsiders view Moosbrugger, and why? Why are they interested in him and his situation? How do they view the crime he committed? What is the theory of "diminished responsibility," and how does it relate to Moosbrugger, and people's opinion of him?
Essay Topic 3
Ulrich's relationship with Gerda is a strange one. How do they feel about one another? Why have they never been intimate? Why do they feel sometimes as if they ought to be intimate with one another? What happens when they try to take their relationship to that level, and why? How do other people view their relationship with one another?
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