Tropic of Cancer 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. What does Henry do for a photographer?

2. What are the physical ailments of the people in Fillmore's apartment?

3. What is the story the blonde woman tells Henry through her tears?

4. When Henry is alone with Tania, what does she do?

5. What does Fillmore leave for Henry every morning after he moves in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Fillmore so late in inviting Henry to move in with him?

2. Describe the idea Henry and Carl get from Van Norden.

3. What is Fillmore's reason for being so considerate of Henry?

4. Give a brief description of Van Norden.

5. How does Henry start out to spend his last night in Paris before going to Dijon?

6. Explain how Henry is helped from Kruger's studio.

7. What is the story that Collins tells Henry to lift his spirits?

8. Does Henry see everything that flows in the same way it was seen by Milton?

9. Describe the scene when Yvette comes in drunk and half naked to Jimmie's bar.

10. Why does Kruger evict Henry from his studio?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Henry quotes Emerson as saying that life consists of what one thinks. Write an essay explaining how you interpret Emerson's statement. Use examples you know of personally or have read about where people achieved because of their focus on certain goals.

Essay Topic 2

One of the more amusing antics in the novel is the letter writing campaign to find Carl a rich wife. Write an essay expressing your opinion about marrying for money versus marrying for love. Let your creativity flow, using humor to get your points across.

Essay Topic 3

Henry cannot show Mona the Paris he is so enamored of because his love of the city is all bound up in his suffering. Write an essay about the difference in visiting a place as a tourist and really knowing the place from having lived there.

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