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. Which member of the visiting trio stays behind at Laruelle's home?

2. Who does the consul claim had the right to die?

3. What does Yvonne not want to see at the bull fight?

4. What did Yvonne dream of becoming when she was a child?

5. What does Hugh do when he gets to the hotel with Yvonne and the consul?

Short Essay Questions

1. In his drunken rage at the hotel restaurant, what does the consul claim about people being involved in his life?

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

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

4. What is the real reason why the consul wants to stay at Laruelle's house even though Yvonne wants to leave?

5. What do Laruelle and Hugh have in common from their childhoods?

6. What does Yvonne experience as she falls/dying?

7. As he reflects on his life at the hotel, what does the consul think about his happiness?

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

9. Why is Yvonne really in such a hurry to leave Laruelle's home?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the reader supposed to assume happens to Hugh? Make sure to use direct evidence from at least three instances in the text that you feel supports your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Does Yvonne die a happy or unhappy woman? Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Which attraction is stronger in the consul: Yvonne or alcohol? (Keep in mind that there may be a difference between what the consul wants and what the consul is able to do, given his severe alcoholism.) Use direct evidence from the text to support your well-written argument.

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