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

Eduard and Veronika admit they love one another. When they escape Villete, the first thing they do is go out to dinner. Together they enjoy Veronika's last day alive by celebrating the little things in life. In the evening, they fall asleep in each others arms only to wake up in the morning with Veronika still alive. Write an essay that explores the future relationship of Eduard and Veronika. Are Eduard and Veronika likely to stay together? What will they most likely do now that they have discovered that Veronika will live longer? What information is given by the author to indicate that she will have a healthy life ahead of her?

Essay Topic 2

The conclusion of Veronika Decides to Die leaves many questions for the reader. Paulo Coelho, the author, leaves the book open to many possibilities after the closing action of Chapter 29. Specifically, the last thing Dr. Igor does is to begin writing his report on Veronika's experiment. Write an essay that analyzes the falling action and conclusion to the story. What does Dr. Igor plan on doing after his report has been completed? Why does he neglect the security breach of Villete in favor of completing his writing? Are Eduard and Veronika likely to be forced back to Villete?

Essay Topic 3

Villete is the setting for much of the action that takes place in Veronika Decides to Die. It is only at the end that the characters branch out into the outside world. Write an essay that explores the history of Villete and why it is significant. When was it built? Who built it? What type of people are sent into Villete and why? Where does Villete get its funding from? Why is it often under government scrutiny?

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