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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 is the name of the expatriate that Mondaugen visits to give news of the war?
2. Where is Fausto Maijstral in Chapter 11?
3. Who acts like a mother towards Esther, concerned about her welfare and her decisions in Chapter 12?
4. Who stops Winsome from killing himself at Rachel's apartment?
5. Who guesses that Esther could be pregnant?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Godolphin's point of contention against V.'s argument for Vheissu?
2. What does Kurt Mondaugen witness in 1922 while in Africa?
3. Why does Paola masquerade as Ruby?
4. What does Fausto Mijstral reveal in his letter to his daughter Paola?
5. When Fausto changes his personality, what is the role that he assumes?
6. Why is Rachel worried about Esther?
7. What unfortunate accident occurs to Melanie L'Heuremandi?
8. When Benny is propositioned by Mafia, what does he do and what does it reveal about him?
9. What action does Mafia fail to take and what does it reveal about him and the Whole Sick Crew?
10. How does fate appear to intervene in the life of Benny Profane in Chapter 8?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the taboo of abortion that still existed at the time V was written. Compare and contrast views on abortion in America during the 1950s to current views in America today. What major changes have occurred concerning the social attitude towards abortion in both positive and negative ways?
Essay Topic 2
Describe some of the settings for the stories. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did the author choose to use these places in the stories?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Stencil; What is his role in the story? What is the author trying to accomplish by creating Stencil as a major character of the book?
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