Veronika Decides to Die Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Paulo Coelho
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Mid-Book 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. Why does Veronika become very angry in Chapter 13?

2. What was the name of Paulo's doctor when he was at the mental hospital?

3. Which country does Veronika live in?

4. Who laughs at Veronika in Chapter 13?

5. Why could Zedka never be with her love?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Veronika react whens he learns that she has a week to live?

2. Why were Eduard's parents happy when he started dating his first girlfriend?

3. How does Veronika feel after she has masturbated?

4. Why does Veronika change her mind about wanting to see her mother?

5. What does Veronika experience during her first heart attack?

6. What does Zedka experience during her treatments?

7. Why does Veronika smack the leader of The Fraternity?

8. What is Mari's belief for why Veronika has been playing the piano more and more frequently?

9. Why does Veronika decide to not touch Eduard even though she wants to while she masturbates?

10. Why do the residents laugh at Veronika after her heart attack?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many of the residents of Villete suffer from some kind of mental illness. Paulo Coelho is sensitive when he touches upon the subject. He treats it with respect. Write an essay that explains how the story handles the issues associated with mental illness. Which characters in Veronika Decides to Die suffer from some type of mental illness? How did these characters come to Villete? What sort of treatment do they go through? Are they ever "cured" of their illness?

Essay Topic 2

Love is expressed in many different ways throughout the course of the story. Veronika falls in love with Eduard but only after she realizes that he is the only one in Villete who can truly appreciate her art. Write an essay that explores the theme of love within the context of the story. Does Veronika believe in love when she first is admitted into Villete? How does her opinion of love change over the course of Veronika Decides to Die? Why is she hesitant to love Eduard when she first meets him? What is she afraid of? How does that opinion change?

Essay Topic 3

Veronika blooms sexually throughout her stay at Villete. When she first arrives she is a woman who has slept with many men, but has not truly experienced the forbidden lusts. Write an essay that explores Veronika's sexuality in Veronika Decides to Die. How does she bloom sexually throughout the course of the story? What happens to her? Who prompts her to begin thinking about forbidden lusts?

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