Metamorphosis Part I Notice & Note

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Metamorphosis Part I Notice & Note - Quiz

Multiple choice quiz focusing on characterization, setting, imagery and plot in The Metamorphosis.


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  • 1. 

    Gregor's occupation is

    • A.

      An accountant

    • B.

      A retail clerk in a clothing business

    • C.

      A traveling salesman who sells pharmaceuticals.

    • D.

      A traveling salesman who carries fabric samples

    Correct Answer
    D. A traveling salesman who carries fabric samples
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A traveling salesman who carries fabric samples." This can be inferred from the given options where the other choices mention different occupations such as an accountant, a retail clerk, and a traveling salesman who sells pharmaceuticals. Since Gregor is carrying fabric samples, it can be concluded that he is a traveling salesman who specializes in selling fabrics.

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  • 2. 

    The picture in the gilt frame is important because

    • A.

      The woman is wearing a second skin.

    • B.

      The woman is wearing a second skin, and is a symbol of how pathetic is life has become.

    • C.

      The woman is his dream date.

    • D.

      His mother resembles this woman

    Correct Answer
    B. The woman is wearing a second skin, and is a symbol of how pathetic is life has become.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the picture in the gilt frame is important because the woman depicted in it is wearing a second skin, which symbolizes the pathetic state of life. This implies that the image represents a deeper meaning or commentary on the human condition, reflecting the idea that life has become pitiful or hopeless.

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  • 3. 

    When the chief clerk says to Gregor: "Your position is not the most solid here", he is referring to the fact that

    • A.

      Gregor's parents' debt is not being paid off fast enough.

    • B.

      Gregor has been late to work too many times.

    • C.

      Gregor is about to lose his balance.

    • D.

      The company has been unhappy with Gregor's work.

    Correct Answer
    D. The company has been unhappy with Gregor's work.
    Explanation
    The chief clerk's statement implies that Gregor's position in the company is not secure or stable. This suggests that there are concerns or dissatisfaction regarding Gregor's work performance. The mention of Gregor's position not being "solid" indicates that the company is unhappy with his work, leading to a potential risk of losing his job.

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  • 4. 

    Pick the two best answers.Mrs. Samsa portrays Gregor as a

    • A.

      Loner who is obsessed with train schedules.

    • B.

      A carefree lieutenant who demands respect for his position.

    • C.

      A manic-depressive.

    • D.

      Someone who hasn't been well for the last few days.

    • E.

      A gifted picture framer.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Loner who is obsessed with train schedules.
    D. Someone who hasn't been well for the last few days.
  • 5. 

    Check the one answer that does not describe Gregor's new physical condition:

    • A.

      He has numerous, pitifully thin legs.

    • B.

      His voice has become loud and shrill.

    • C.

      His stomach is covered with itchy white spots.

    • D.

      The bottom of his feet are sticky.

    • E.

      He no longer has teeth.

    Correct Answer
    B. His voice has become loud and shrill.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "His voice has become loud and shrill." This answer does not describe Gregor's new physical condition because it is related to his voice, whereas the other options describe changes in his legs, stomach, feet, and teeth.

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  • 6. 

    When Gregor finally opens his door and enters the living room,

    • A.

      His mother runs screaming from the room, his father strikes him with a cane, and the chief clerk knocks over a coffee pot.

    • B.

      His sister faints, the chief clerk runs from the apartment, and his father pushes Gregor back into his room.

    • C.

      The chief clerk screams, his mother knocks over a coffee pot, and his father rushes to help his wife.

    • D.

      The maid rushes out, the chief clerk follows her, Mr. Samsa strikes Gregor with his cane.

    • E.

      Mr. Samsa covers his eyes and sobs while Mrs. Samsa sits down on the floor in shock and horror.

    Correct Answer
    E. Mr. Samsa covers his eyes and sobs while Mrs. Samsa sits down on the floor in shock and horror.
  • 7. 

    Metamorphosis means:

    • A.

      transformation

    • B.

      Cockroach

    • C.

      Vermin

    • D.

      Split personality

    Correct Answer
    A. transformation
    Explanation
    Metamorphosis refers to a process of complete transformation or change. It is commonly used to describe the physical or psychological change that an individual undergoes. This term is often associated with the transformation of insects, such as the change from a caterpillar to a butterfly. In a broader sense, metamorphosis can also be used to describe any significant change or evolution in a person, object, or situation.

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  • 8. 

    Gregor attributes his current physical state to all of these possibilities except:

    • A.

      He's been under a lot of stress.

    • B.

      He must be coming down with a cold.

    • C.

      He must be having a nightmare.

    • D.

      Traveling constantly is starting to get to him.

    • E.

      He is still feeling the effects of the drinks he had last night.

    Correct Answer
    E. He is still feeling the effects of the drinks he had last night.
    Explanation
    Gregor attributes his current physical state to all of these possibilities except for still feeling the effects of the drinks he had last night. This suggests that Gregor believes that his physical state is not a result of alcohol consumption.

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  • 9. 

    The primary reason Gregor does not quit his job is:

    • A.

      He doesn't want to have to search for a new job in his present condition.

    • B.

      His mother and sister will have no support.

    • C.

      The family's life style will be compromised.

    • D.

      He must continue to pay off his father's debt to the company.

    • E.

      Down deep, he really loves the thrill of traveling every week.

    Correct Answer
    D. He must continue to pay off his father's debt to the company.
    Explanation
    Gregor does not quit his job because he is obligated to pay off his father's debt to the company. This implies that quitting his job would result in him being unable to fulfill this financial obligation. The other reasons mentioned, such as not wanting to search for a new job in his present condition, his family not having support, and compromising the family's lifestyle, may be valid concerns, but the primary reason for Gregor's decision is the financial responsibility he has towards the company.

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  • 10. 

    The Metamorphosis is

    • A.

      A short story.

    • B.

      A novella.

    • C.

      A novel.

    • D.

      A work of fiction that takes place in Russia in 1910.

    Correct Answer
    B. A novella.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a novella." A novella is a work of fiction that is longer than a short story but shorter than a full-length novel. "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka is considered a novella because of its length and narrative structure. It tells the story of Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a giant insect-like creature. The novella explores themes of alienation, identity, and the human condition.

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  • 11. 

    Gregor Samsa's character is revealed indirectly.  For each of the following methods provide an example and link it to a character trait in Gregor by explaining what it shows.Cite one of Gregor's ACTIONS.                  What does it show the reader about his personality?

  • 12. 

    Gregor Samsa's character is revealed indirectly.  For each of the following methods provide an example and link it to a character trait in Gregor by explaining what it shows.Write one of Gregor's STATEMENTS.  Describe what it reveals about Gregor's character.

  • 13. 

    Gregor Samsa's character is revealed indirectly.  For each of the following methods provide an example and link it to a character trait in Gregor by explaining what it shows.Record one of Gregor's THOUGHTS.  What does this say about his personality?

  • 14. 

    Gregor Samsa's character is revealed indirectly.  For each of the following methods provide an example and link it to a character trait in Gregor by explaining what it shows.Describe a detail about Gregor's insect APPEARANCE.  What personality trait does this represent?

  • 15. 

    Gregor Samsa's character is revealed indirectly.  For each of the following methods provide an example and link it to a character trait in Gregor by explaining what it shows.Cite an example of Gregor's RELATIONSHIP with another character.  What do we learn about Gregor's personality by analyzing his behavior?

  • 16. 

    Evaluate the images presented.  Which one best represents the writer's intent when defining Gregor Samsa? Support your choice with 3 specific details connecting the art to your understanding of the text.

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