Under the Volcano 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 the consul think about Yvonne as he storms out of the hotel restaurant?

2. What does Hugh buy as he and Yvonne are searching for the consul?

3. What does Lowry describe the train (that the bus passes) as doing during its rest in the landscape?

4. What does Hugh observe Yvonne and the consul doing on the bus?

5. Where do the animals ride on the bus that Yvonne, Hugh, and the consul take together?

Short Essay Questions

1. What about Yvonne's letter depresses the consul as he is heading up the mountain?

2. As the consul is having sex with the whore, what are the voices in his head telling him?

3. Why are the movie posters Yvonne sees during her bus ride significant?

4. What does Laruelle point out to the consul about why his lack of excitement about Yvonne's return is ironic?

5. What does Yvonne imagine has burned down as she sees the storm approaching?

6. What does Yvonne see the bull as a symbol of?

7. Why do the police accuse the consul of being a communist?

8. Why dues Hugh jump into the arena to try to ride the bull?

9. What causes Yvonne and the consul to feel happy and in love again during the bull fight?

10. Why does the consul want the sun to stand still after the bus ride he takes with Yvonne and Hugh?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using Laruelle, Yvonne, or the consul as an example, discuss at least three ways that a character's flashbacks to his or her childhood lets the reader understand more about a character. Use direct evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss at least three literary devices Lowry uses to convey that the novel is reaching its climax. Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters of Laruelle and the consul.

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