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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. Who lives in the Villa Bolognese?
2. Why is Mary angry with Rowley after he leaves?
3. Why does Mary think of the handgun in her purse?
4. What does Rowley say about the gun?
5. Why does Mary tell Rowley that she has sex with Karl?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Princess learn about the violinist and what is her response?
2. What does Mary think about Rowley?
3. How does Karl act when Mary pulls out the gun out of her purse?
4. What are Mary's thoughts as she is getting read to go to the luncheon?
5. How does the situation between Mary and Karl start to deteriorate?
6. Describe the scene of Mary and Rowley getting rid of Karl's body.
7. Why does Mary call Rowley?
8. How does Mary feel about what Karl tells her about his life?
9. What is said between Rowley and Mary about Edgar and Mary's possible marriage to him?
10. How does Karl end up in a concentration camp and how does he get to Italy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast Rowley Flint with Edgar Swift. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not?
2. Compare/contrast Rowley Flint with Karl Richter. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not?
3. Compare/contrast Mary as she seems early in the book and in her flashbacks to how Mary is by the end of the book. Is she the same? Different? Wiser? More or less daring? Is she likable? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation whereby Mary thinks she is being good to Karl when he kills himself because of her actions. Find two other incidences of irony in Up at the Villa and discuss them.
2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols found in Up at the Villa.
3. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in literature. What is the purpose of foreshadowing? Cite three examples of foreshadowing and how it is used to indicate events to come in Up at the Villa.
Essay Topic 3
Titles are thought to be very important in both giving the reader a clue about the story and enticing one to read a book. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think Up at the Villa is the chosen title for this novel?
2. Do you think this title would entice you to read this novel? Why or why not?
3. Do you think this rather nondescript title reflects the story it heralds? Explain your response using examples from the book.
4. If you had to title this novel in order to encourage more readers, what would you name it and why?
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