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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. Which other character cares deeply about the topic discussed by Ulrich and Arnheim in Chapter 121?
2. What is one of the main reasons Walter doesn't trust Ulrich?
3. Why does Ulrich attempt to sleep with Gerda in Chapter 119?
4. What is said about Diotima in Chapter 108?
5. What does Arnheim believe about moral and material wealth?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Diotima and Ulrich discuss in Chapter 101?
2. What is the status of Diotima and Arnheim's relationship in Chapter 105?
3. What happens to Bonadea in Chapter 115?
4. What does Gerda do with the information she gains in Chapter 119, and why?
5. What information is presented in Chapter 102 regarding Hans Sepp?
6. What happens between Rachel and Soliman in Chapter 104?
7. What is revealed about Arnheim in Chapter 116?
8. What do Walter and Clarisse fight about in Chapter 118?
9. What do Ulrich and Arnheim say about Moosbrugger in Chapter 121?
10. What idea does Ulrich have at the end of Chapter 120?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ulrich and Gerda almost have an affair, but because they feel pressured, not because either of them really wants to. What message regarding social pressure is the author trying to convey with this interaction? Who was pressuring Ulrich and Gerda? What initially caused them to want to have an affair? What caused them to change their minds? What ramifications might this affair have had, and why?
Essay Topic 2
The author weighs in on the legal status of children and slaves as property of their parents and owners, respectively. Why were these laws put in place? What purpose were they intended to serve? When do these laws fail, and what is done in those cases? How have these laws changed since the book was written, and why? Do you think the author would approve of these changes?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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