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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Fischel's job in Chapter 35?
2. Who was interested in Arnheim's reputation in Chapter 43?
3. With whom did Fischel's daughter share a friendship in Chapter 35?
4. Which of the following did Musil write about In Chapter 50?
5. Who developed a better friendship in in Chapter 67?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are many autobiographical features in The Man Without Qualities that are believed to belong to Musil. Which aspects appear invented, and which characters seem modeled or inspired by real people in Musil's life? Conduct some research and discuss.
Essay Topic 2
Describe some of the settings in The Man Without Qualities. What is its overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular cultural events. How do those even if imaginary settings, reflect modern settings or culture? Why did the author choose to use those places in The Man Without Qualities?
Essay Topic 3
Murder and violence appear throughout The Man Without Qualities. Who commits murder? Who is violent? In what ways are characters violent or abusive? What is their effect on other characters and their lives? Do those characters change over time? Why or why not? Describe.
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