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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 happens when the narrator becomes so obsessed with Louise?
3. What does Elgin tell the narrator when the narrator is looking for Louise?
4. Where do Louise and the narrator go together on vacation?
5. Where does the narrator get thrown out of?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the role "love without gender" plays in the novel.
2. Why does the narrator decide to leave Louise?
3. What is Elgin's goal throughout the novel? Has he achieved this goal yet?
4. What does Gail provide for the narrator?
5. What prompts Elgin to finally show emotion?
6. By the end of the novel, do you think that the narrator is a man or woman?
7. Describe the narrator's new life in the countryside.
8. How does the narrator know that he or she made a mistake?
9. According to the novel, how is love more important than societal opinions?
10. What is significant about the narrator and Louise going on vacation together?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is the narrator a moral character? Why or why not? Are the secondary characters moral? Why or why not? How does the narrator justify his or her morality? Why do you think the narrator feels the need to do this?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What are the goals of each of the main characters: Louise, Elgin, the narrator? Does each character achieve their goals? Why or why not?
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