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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what offense does Diotima accuse Ulrich in Chapter 101?

2. What point of view does the author use in Chapter 119 to relate the thoughts and feelings of Ulrich and Gerda?

3. What is one of the main reasons Walter doesn't trust Ulrich?

4. The people wish that there were a living generation to experience what, according to Chapter 108?

5. How does Gerda learn of Arnheim's ulterior motives in Chapter 119?

Essay 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

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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