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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. According to Diomedes' directive in Part Two, Chapter Fourteen, Theo must stick to what?
2. What did Alicia name the painting she made while on trial for murder?
3. What does Theo resolve in Part Two, Chapter Ten?
4. How does Jean-Felix describe Gabriel in Part Two, Chapter Nineteen?
5. What suggestion does Jean-Felix make in Part Two, Chapter Twenty regarding Alicia?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens during Theo's second session with Alicia in Part Two, Chapter Four?
2. What request does Theo make of Diomedes in Part Two, Chapter Two? What is the result?
3. How does the narrator describe Gabriel Berenson in Part One, Chapter One?
4. What does Theo do in Part Two, Chapter Six? What does he discover?
5. Who is Kathy? How did she and Theo meet?
6. Why does Diomedes warn Theo in Part Two, Chapter Fourteen? What does Theo do as a result?
7. What does Diomedes think about Theo's desire to treat Alicia in Part One, Chapter Six?
8. What are the various opinions on Alicia's attack in Part Two, Chapter Five?
9. What happens in the play Alcestis, as Theo explains in Part Two, Chapter Twenty-One?
10. According to the Prologue, how does Alicia feel about her husband?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ruth believes that some people confuse drama and dysfunction for love. Real love, she says, is deep, calm, and constant. Explain how the characters in the novel illustrate the truth (or not) of her words.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay defining love from Theo’s perspective. What is love, according to Theo? How does his choices over the course of the novel reflect these values?
Essay Topic 3
The epigraph to the first section of the novel comes from Freud: “He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore." Explain how Freud’s ideas apply to Theo, the first section of the novel, and the plot as a whole.
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