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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. What type of person is Ulrich in terms of his relationships?
2. What is the purpose of the laws regarding children and slaves, according to the information in Chapter 113?
3. Why isn't Ulrich surprised by the relationship that Arnheim and Diotima have?
4. Which other character cares deeply about the topic discussed by Ulrich and Arnheim in Chapter 121?
5. According to Chapter 113, what is the position of the child and servant?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Gerda do with the information she gains in Chapter 119, and why?
2. What is Count Leinsdorf concerned about in Chapter 107?
3. How do outsiders relate to Moosbrugger, and why are they interested in him, according to the information presented in Chapter 110?
4. What is revealed about Arnheim in Chapter 116?
5. What do Ulrich and Arnheim say about Moosbrugger in Chapter 121?
6. Who does Ulrich encounter in Chapter 122, and how does he respond?
7. What do Walter and Clarisse fight about in Chapter 118?
8. What is said about the Kakanians in Chapter 108?
9. What is happening politically in Chapter 120?
10. How was Ulrich working against Arnheim, as described in Chapter 112?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ulrich's destination at the end of the novel is not revealed. Why did the author choose to end the novel this way? How do you, as a reader, feel about this ending, and why? In literary terms, was this ending effective? What point is the author trying to make with this ending?
Essay Topic 2
Soliman and Rachel are in a similar position, yet they handle themselves very differently. How do Rachel and Soliman's attitudes toward their employers and their situations differ, and why? How does Soliman influence Rachel? What message is the author trying to convey through these two characters?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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