Veronika Decides to Die Test | Final Test - Hard

Paulo Coelho
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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 take her clothes off?

2. How does Veronika react to finding out a third person is in the room?

3. How long does Veronika have left to live in Chapter 20?

4. Which instrument does the speaker in Chapter 15 play?

5. Why does Veronika want to have sex with Eduard?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Veronika decide to not kiss Eduard even though she wants to?

2. Why does Veronika regret not living a little "crazier"?

3. What is Dr. Igor's opinion of his theories on Vitriol?

4. What does Veronika think of Igor's comment about her potential lifespan?

5. Why does Veronika want to have sex with Eduard?

6. Why does Zedka decide to finally leave Villete?

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

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

9. How does Veronika feel when she listens to the Sufi flute music?

10. What happened to Mari's career after her panic attacks started?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In the beginning of Veronika Decides to Die, the protagonist, Veronika, decides that she does not love her mother. In fact, she hates her mother. But as Veronika undergoes her transformation, her opinions of her mother transform too. Write an essay that explains the role family plays within the context of the story. What does Veronika think of her family? Why does she hate her mother when she first comes to Villete? Why does her opinion of her mother change? What prompts this change?

Essay Topic 3

Veronika spends much of her time in Villete wondering about her impending death. As each day goes by, she waits for the fateful moment when her heart will give in. Write an essay that explores the theme of death within the context of Veronika's character. How does the news of Veronika's limited lifespan effect her outlook on the world? How do her opinions of life change as her time on earth dwindles? What happens when she is faced with her last twenty four hours of life?

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