The Water-method Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. With whom does Bogus live in Chapter 36?

2. How much money was in the letter from Dr. Trumper?

3. What does Gunnel stuff in the heads of the dead?

4. What does Couth give Bogus before Bogus leaves for New York?

5. What change to his operation does Bogus consider in Chapter 30?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is equality considered destruction in the story of Akthelt and Gunnel?

2. What change does having Colm around spur in Tulpen?

3. What might the statue foreshadow for the reader?

4. What clues does Bogus see around the house that foreshadow who is staying with Couth?

5. How does Bogus reflect on the life of a prostitute?

6. In what ways does Old Thak represent Ralph?

7. How have Bogus's views on promiscuity changed throughout the novel as he has grown older and had various relationships?

8. Why is the line from the diary familiar and important?

9. What did Bogus's return package to his father symbolize?

10. How is Sprog symbolic of Bogus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The story begins with Bogus looking for a solution for his urinary tract issues. Bogus notes that his father, who is a urologist, could not identify his urinary issues even though Dr. Vigneron claims they are quiet obvious. Expand on this thought and how it applies to Bogus's overall life. Also, Bogus has four choices for how to handle his problems. The choices are medication, abstinence, surgery, or the Water-Method. Explain how the choices he makes represent his interaction with the world.

Essay Topic 2

Why is it significant that Tulpen names her baby Merrill? What does Merrill's birth signify in Bogus's life? What developments in Bogus's life will set Merrill's birth apart from Colm's birth?

Essay Topic 3

The sexual revolution in America challenged the traditional family unit with people turning towards communes in place of the individual family. Describe the parallels of the time period and the events of the book. How does this view also illustrate the relationship between Bogus, Biggie, and their parents?

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