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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. Upon moving, why does the narrator begin studying?
2. What type of feelings does the narrator's boss have for the narrator?
3. Which of the following best describes the narrator's ultimate goal?
4. What does the narrator begin to find comfort in while living in the countryside?
5. While living in the countryside, who does the narrator try to contact about Louise's health?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator know that he or she made a mistake?
2. What does Gail provide for the narrator?
3. By the end of the novel, do you think that the narrator is a man or woman?
4. What is the narrator's goal throughout the novel? Has he or she achieved it so far?
5. According to the novel, how is love more important than societal opinions?
6. What is Louise's goal throughout the novel? Has she achieved this goal yet?
7. How is selfishness a theme in the novel?
8. What is Elgin's goal throughout the novel? Has he achieved this goal yet?
9. What is significant about the narrator and Louise going on vacation together?
10. How does Louise affect the narrator's work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does suspicion and mistrust become a theme in the novel? Describe an instance in the novel, and explain why this is significant.
Essay Topic 2
Choose three characters to analyze in terms of their perceptions of humanity. How do these three characters perceive the nature of humanity? Do they have generally positive or negative outlooks? How do you know?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the narrator's lovers, such as Inge, Bathsheba, Louise, and Jacqueline. Compare their qualities and characteristics. What do these things say about the narrator?
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