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. For whom does Soliman work?

2. According to the author in Chapter 112, at what point does a great man cease to be great?

3. During the protests in Chapter 120, Arnheim is viewed as a representative of what country?

4. What changes about Rachel as a result of her relationship with Soliman in Chapter 104?

5. What concept does Arnheim ponder in Chapter 106?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gerda do with the information she gains in Chapter 119, and why?

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

3. What is the concept of "diminished responsibility" as outlined in Chapter 111?

4. What is revealed about Arnheim in Chapter 116?

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

6. What happens between Ulrich and Gerda in Chapter 119?

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

8. What do Ulrich and Arnheim say about Moosbrugger in Chapter 121?

9. What is the author trying to demonstrate through Ulrich and Gerda's actions in Chapter 119?

10. What do Diotima and Ulrich discuss in Chapter 101?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author states that the importance of a book is judged by its sales. Do you agree? What does he mean by a book's "importance"? Does a book have an inherent value that is separate from its economic value? If so, how should that value be measured? Is this situation different now than it was when this book was written?

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

The author points out the importance of timeliness for success in business. Why is timeliness so crucial to an idea's marketability? How does Arnheim take advantage of this concept in ways that others don't? What happens to great ideas if they don't surface at the proper time, and why? Why is the execution of ideas such a difficult skill, and why do so few people possess it?

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