The Man Without Qualities II: The Like of It Now Happens 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. Why does Ulrich attempt to sleep with Gerda in Chapter 119?

2. According to Chapter 113, what is the position of the child and servant?

3. What is Rachel's main concern at the end of Chapter 117?

4. How did Gerda meet Hans Sepp?

5. What is the ultimate result of Ulrich and Gerda's interactions in Chapter 119?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information is given by the General in Chapter 116?

2. Who is Bonadea, and what is her history with Ulrich?

3. What does Ulrich realize about himself in Chapter 103?

4. What happens to Bonadea in Chapter 115?

5. What comparison does General Stumm make between libraries and warfare in Chapter 100?

6. What happens between Rachel and Soliman in Chapter 104?

7. What does Diotima do with Count Leinsdorf in Chapter 114?

8. What information does Gerda gain in Chapter 119, and how?

9. What concept does Arnheim contemplate in Chapter 106, and how does he feel about it?

10. How do outsiders relate to Moosbrugger, and why are they interested in him, according to the information presented in Chapter 110?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel was written in the early 20th century, yet many of its themes are still pertinent in today's society. How would today's readers interpret some of these issues differently? What are some significant changes that have occurred since the novel was written which would affect the way readers interpret it? What are some ideas or themes which are no longer relevant, and why aren't they?

Essay Topic 2

Ulrich and Diotima have several discussions regarding personality and its repression. What happens when an individual's personality or parts of it is repressed? Why does Ulrich suppress parts of his personality? What effect has it had on him as a person, and why? Why do he and Diotima have such different views on this topic?

Essay Topic 3

Arnheim, Ulrich, and others all have different attitudes toward material wealth and what it means. Why is the significance of wealth so subjective? Why do rich and poor have different attitudes toward it? How does Arnheim's attitude toward wealth differ as a result of being born into a family with money, and why? Do you think our attitudes toward wealth in modern society are different from when the book was written?

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