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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Fraülein Bürstner looks around her room for any signs of disorder after returning home, she remarks that what “have been messed up” in “A Conversation with Frau Grubach”?
(a) Her carpets
(b) Her dresses
(c) Her pillows
(d) Her photographs

2. What countries comprised the Central Powers in the beginning of World War I?
(a) Japan, Israel, and the Russian Empire
(b) France, Spain, and Germany
(c) Germany and Austria-Hungary
(d) The United Kingdom, France and the Russian Empire

3. K. points out to Fraülein Bürstner that Frau Grubach is dependent on him for what reason in “A Conversation with Frau Grubach”?
(a) He was a witness to a crime she committed
(b) She is his only heir
(c) She is desperate to marry his father
(d) She’s borrowed a large sum of money from him

4. Whose claim that his fiancée is waiting for him outside turns out to be a lie in “The Thrasher”?
(a) Franz’s
(b) Kullych’s
(c) Willem’s
(d) Titorelli’s

5. Which of the guards does the Thrasher say got fat from eating breakfasts at all his arrests in “The Thrasher”?
(a) Franz
(b) Willem
(c) Kullych
(d) Hasterer

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator states in the beginning of “The First Hearing” that “K. had been informed by telephone that a short hearing in his affair would take place” when?

2. The Examining Magistrate asks K. if he is what when he begins questioning him in “The First Hearing”?

3. The guards at K.’s house tell him that his jacket for the meeting with the supervisor must be what color in the beginning of “The Arrest”?

4. The second book that K. examines in the courtroom in “In the Empty Conference Hall – The Student – The Offices” is a novel titled what?

5. To whom does the Usher’s Wife say the books in the courtroom belong to in “In the Empty Conference Hall – The Student – The Offices”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Josef K.’s central plight in “The Arrest”? How does he go about achieving his goal?

2. How is K.’s resistance to the system perceived in “In the Empty Conference Hall – The Student – The Offices”?

3. Who does K. find at the courtroom on the week after his first hearing in “In the Empty Conference Hall – The Student – The Offices”?

4. How is the character of Frau Grubach introduced in “A Conversation with Frau Grubach”?

5. What information has K. learned about his coming hearing in the opening of “The First Hearing”? How did he gain this information?

6. How is the atmosphere of the setting described in “In the Empty Conference Hall – The Student – The Offices”?

7. What excuse does Willem give K. for his previous behavior in “The Thrasher”?

8. How are the Examining Magistrate’s books described in “In the Empty Conference Hall – The Student – The Offices”? What happens to the Usher’s Wife in the chapter?

9. Describe the setting of The Trial. How does the author establish the setting in “The Arrest”?

10. How is the character of Willem described n “The Arrest”? How does he compare to Franz?

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