A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing. a Buyer's Market. the Acceptance World Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 122 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing. a Buyer's Market. the Acceptance World Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 122 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 is Ralph's occupation?

2. Who do Jenkins and Widmerpool find out is engaged at the end of "A Buyer's Market"?

3. Who is Stringham engaged to in Chapter 3 of "A Buyer's Market"?

4. Who does Truscott suggest Widmerpool should meet with?

5. Who or what does Thompsitt ask Jenkins about in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Barnby tell Jenkins about Deacon when they meet?

2. In Jenkins' eyes, what makes Eleanor different from the other society girls?

3. What leads to Deacon's death?

4. Who is Max Pilgrim? Why do he and Deacon argue in Chapter 2 of "A Buyer's Market"?

5. After the sugar incident, what does Jenkins realize about Barbara?

6. What does Barbara do to embarrass herself and Windmerpool at the dance in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market"?

7. What happens on the way to the dance in Chapter 1 of "A Buyer's Market" which confuses Jenkins?

8. Why does the topic of conversation turn to Gypsy when Jenkins and Widmerpool meet at the Waldpole-Wilsons' estate?

9. Who is Ralph Barnby?

10. After meeting Barbara Goring, what does Jenkins worry about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of jealousy in the first volume of "A Dance to the Music of Time". Who is jealous of whom and why? Does this jealousy affect the behavior of the jealous? Do they have reason to be jealous?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the author of "A Dance to the Music of Time", Anthony Powell. What other books has he written? What is his writing style? How was his work received by critics?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the relationship between Jenkins and Jean. What ups and downs do they experience during their relationship? Are they well-suited for one another? Why or why not? What keeps them apart throughout the novel? What do they feel about adultery?

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