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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happened to Eduard while he was riding to see his girlfriend in his flashback?
2. Why did Mari lie to Dr. Igor about her condition so she would have to stay in Villete indefinitely?
3. What does Mari wear while walking in the garden?
4. Why does Veronika feel she needs to reward Eduard?
5. What date is on the photograph Veronika finds?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Friendship is a theme central to the characters in Veronika Decides to Die. Without friends, Veronika would have been alone during her time at Villete. Write an essay that explores the theme of friendship within the context of the story. Who are the protagonist's friends? How do they help her through her journey while at Villete? What do Veronika's friends think of her? Do they enjoy being around her? What does she mean to them?
Essay Topic 2
The Fraternity is seen as an antagonist to Veronika in the beginning of Veronika Decides to Die. However, over time things begin to change. Write an essay that explores Veronika's encounters with The Fraternity. Why are the members of The Fraternity unkind to Veronika when they first meet? How does Veronika become "accepted" by the members? What does she do to impress them? Why does Veronika attend the meditation session with Fraternity members?
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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