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. Describe the ridiculous method Fillmore has of getting women into his bedroom.

2. What historical information does the photographer give to Henry?

3. What weakness appears in Henry as he plans how to use the money given to him?

4. How is Henry greeted by Macha when he first meets her?

5. What does the priest do with them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it that Henry does not want to go to Russia with Tania?

2. How does Henry see flow of the word about him?

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

4. What do Henry's thoughts about the naked trollops represent?

5. What makes Henry think about the high born women of Paris?

6. Why does Kruger evict Henry from his studio?

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

8. Where has Tania been and what does she want from Henry?

9. What is the one thing that makes Van Norden's dump of a hotel acceptable?

10. Describe the nature of the job Henry accepts in Dijon.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Henry briefly experiences the Bohemian lifestyle. Write a paper about communal living that was popular in America during the 1960s and early 1970s, often called the Hippie generation lifestyle. Discuss whether you think such an arrangement ever really works.

Essay Topic 2

Using the young Hindu cleric and the escapade in the Eglise Ste.-Clotilde, write a paper expressing how you see Miller's opinion of religion. Do you notice any inconsistency in how Miller treats religion?

Essay Topic 3

Hustling and conning people are important themes of the novel. Using examples from the novel, discuss how it is human nature to be deceitful to get what you want or simply to survive. Discuss any personal experience you have had similar to the events Henry writes about.

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