Tropic of Cancer Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After losing his job, what do Carl and Van Norden keep asking Henry?

2. How does the blond woman react to Henry's offer of fifty francs?

3. How do Henry and Fillmore become conspicuous in the church?

4. How does the English woman react when Henry suggests going to a hotel?

5. Why is Fillmore so taken with Macha?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In the mid 1960's, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that TROPIC OF CANCER is literature and not pornography. After reading the book, write an essay on why you do or do not think it should have caused such a controversy.

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper on whether you think Henry Miller accomplished what he set out to do with this novel. Refer back to passages in the book where he talks about what literature should be. Is he justified in writing honestly about the way men and women actually view their sexuality?

Essay Topic 3

A difficult time for Henry was when he was employed and had to, as he put it, kiss the boss's ass. Write a paper on the difficulty of being an employee and having to suppress your personal feelings and ideas because of a dictatorial boss.

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