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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of skirts did Diotima have after her adventure in Chapter 68?
2. Who met with the Count in Chapter 56?
3. Who felt inhibited and impressed by a young aristocratic woman in Chapter 41?
4. What type of women were mentioned at the campaign in Chapter 40?
5. Who appeared to be more mature by Chapter 64?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the concept of loneliness as demonstrated in The Man Without Qualities. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain their loneliness if any, and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 2
Power in society is a prevailing theme in The Man Without Qualities. Musil frequently refers to that theme, painting the picture of the monarchy's last days in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the need to preserve order in a shaken world. Which characters appear honest and which appear corrupt. Why? Which characters appear to rise above corruption even if they are initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Musil describes? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
The role of women in The Man Without Qualities takes on very different forms. For example, Bonadea is a mistress who exerts power in the bedroom, while Clarisse is a wife whose abhorrence for mundane life drives her husband mad. Describe.
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