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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. How many years after his marriage does the narrator's brother have four children of his own?
2. What does the religious fanatic build for his beliefs?
3. Whose perceived wrongdoings are magnified to Pleyel because of dashing expectations?
4. Whose love affair is brought into focus intensely?
5. What does Clara think Pleyel did that she conveys to Wieland?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Clara go to her brother to explain?
2. After the death of the narrator's father, what happened to her family?
3. How does the mysterious death of the narrator's father set the tone of the novel?
4. Where does the plot to kill Clara appear to have emanated from?
5. When Clara hears someone enter the house, what does she assume and do after she sees Carwin?
6. Why is Pleyel unhappy about not receiving news from Europe?
7. What does Clara fear will appear as a sign of her guilt to Pleyel?
8. What does Clara learn from the voice while walking the estate before she runs into Pleyel?
9. Why does Pleyel end up asking Clara for forgiveness for his words?
10. What is the writing style and storyline of Wieland; and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Wieland; and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist is a classic horror fiction novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?
Essay Topic 2
Murder and violence appears throughout Wieland; and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist. Who commits murder? Who is violent? In what ways are characters violent or abusive? What is their effect on other characters and their lives? Do these characters change over time?
Essay Topic 3
Wieland; and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery establishes connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic senses. The author uses these images to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this dystopian novel.
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