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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 does Ulrich feel about his relationship with Arnheim in Chapter 112?
2. What surfaces during a heated argument between Walter and Clarisse in Chapter 118?
3. Ulrich notices in Chapter 122 that Arnheim refers to Goethe in what way?
4. What does Count Leinsdorf advise Diotima to study in Chapter 114?
5. Why isn't Ulrich surprised by the relationship that Arnheim and Diotima have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the status of Diotima and Arnheim's relationship in Chapter 105?
2. What is the concept of "diminished responsibility" as outlined in Chapter 111?
3. Who is Bonadea, and what is her history with Ulrich?
4. What is said about the Kakanians in Chapter 108?
5. What does Diotima do with Count Leinsdorf in Chapter 114?
6. What do Ulrich and Arnheim say about Moosbrugger in Chapter 121?
7. What is happening politically in Chapter 120?
8. What is Count Leinsdorf concerned about in Chapter 107?
9. How was Ulrich working against Arnheim, as described in Chapter 112?
10. What is revealed about Arnheim in Chapter 116?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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?
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