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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. What does the narrator's uncle see as he enters the temple?
2. Where does Major Stuart go on a tour of colonies?
3. Where is Clara walking when she hears a voice from the closet warning her to avoid a particular spot in her environment?
4. On whom does the narrator place a focus in Chapter I?
5. What did the naked and burned person inside the temple have on their arm?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pleyel learn from the voice that turns out to be true about his lover?
2. When Wieland returns from the temple, why does he look troubled?
3. Why is Pleyel unhappy about not receiving news from Europe?
4. When Carwin steps out of the closet, what does he reveal to Clara before fleeing?
5. What did the children do with their father's old temple over the years?
6. When Clara anticipates Pleyel's arrival, what does she think is the reason that he does not appear?
7. How does Carwin try to explain the voices to Clara and her friends?
8. What does Clara fear will appear as a sign of her guilt to Pleyel?
9. What does Clara go to her brother to explain?
10. Why does Pleyel end up asking Clara for forgiveness for his words?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Brown is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and then briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
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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