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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. Can anything stop Johannes' plans now?
2. Does Johannes want more than mere legal possession of Cordelia?
3. When does Johannes and Cordelia's engagement end?
4. Why can Edward have no complaint about Johannes?
5. Where does Cordelia go?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Johannes do on the 31st?
2. What does Cordelia wish for by the end of this section? What does Johannes think of this?
3. What happens when Cordelia's aunt and Edward are away?
4. What does Johannes ask Cordelia to do in the letter her writes?
5. What methods does Johannes consider for surprising Cordelia with his love? What method does he decide to use? What does he say about this method?
6. Does Johannes believe Edward should be able to make any complaints about him? Why or why not?
7. Why is it important to Johannes that it is autumn?
8. Describe Johannes' final entry on September 25th.
9. What plans does Johannes have for the engagement?
10. What does Johannes wonder and wish about Cordelia at this time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Johannes believes there are two stages in which a married woman is of interest.
Part 1) What are these two stages? Why does Johannes believe this? How does it affect his thoughts about Cordelia?
Part 2) What might this belief reveal about Johannes? Does it tie into his desire to seduce? If so, how? If not, why not?
Part 3) How do you feel about Johannes' belief about married women? Might this have been an common belief at the time in which this book was written? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Johannes describes love.
Part 1) How does he describe love? What does this description reveal about him? What might it reveal about the culture in which he lived?
Part 2) Do you believe that Johannes truly loves Cordelia? Why or why not? Does he ever grow to love her at any point in the story? If so, when and why? If not, why not?
Part 3) How would you describe love? How does your description compare to Johannes'?
Essay Topic 3
The introduction ends with three stories from Cordelia.
Part 1) Why does she write these letters? What can you learn about her from these letters? What can you learn about her relationship with Johannes?
Part 2) Why are these letters given at the beginning of the book? How do these letters prepare the reader for the book?
Part 3) What must it be like feeling as Cordelia does? How does her pain affect how you view Johannes?
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