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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 Profane and a talking machine compare the stack of junk cars at the dump to?
2. Who tries to have sex with Paola but she refuses in Chapter 13?
3. What did the Bad Priest do that infuriates Fausto Maijstral?
4. When Mondaugen was in Africa, what was the project he worked on?
5. Who is a ballerina in Paris in 1913?
Short Essay Questions
1. What action does Mafia fail to take and what does it reveal about him and the Whole Sick Crew?
2. What happens to V. in Paris?
3. What does Kurt Mondaugen witness in 1922 while in Africa?
4. What unfortunate accident occurs to Melanie L'Heuremandi?
5. What is the big change Benny Profane makes in Chapter 13 regarding Rachel Owlglass?
6. What is Godolphin's point of contention against V.'s argument for Vheissu?
7. Why is Rachel disappointed in Benny?
8. What is V.'s point of view regarding the siege in Africa in 1922?
9. When Fausto changes his personality, what is the role that he assumes?
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 significance of the novel's title. Why do you think the author named the book V.? Now that you have read the book, how does that alter your understanding of the title? Are you intrigued to find a sequel? Why or why not? Cite examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
One of the main themes in the book is good versus evil. List at least four examples where the author employs this specific theme. Is the battle between good and evil obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in the battle? Do you think the right person won? Does good always triumph over evil? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of life-death-life. Identify at least two examples of the motifs about life-death-life in the book.
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