The Unbearable Lightness Of Being: Part 1

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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being: Part 1

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where do we, the reader, first encounter Tomas?
    • A. 

      In the cafe, meeting Tereza for the first time.

    • B. 

      In the window, contemplating his fate.

    • C. 

      When the Russian tanks occupied Prague.

    • D. 

      With his mistress, Sabina in her studio.

  • 2. 
    What is the BEST symbol of Amor Fati, or acceptance of one's fate?
    • A. 

      Teresa's camera

    • B. 

      The bowler hat

    • C. 

      Karenin, the dog

    • D. 

      Teresa's suitcase

  • 3. 
    Why is Teresa compared  to Moses?
    • A. 

      Her ability to prophesize her fate in the war.

    • B. 

      Her child-like need to be nurtured by Tomas.

    • C. 

      Her old-fashioned and provencial morals.

    • D. 

      Her journey across the Thames river to reach Tomas.

  • 4. 
    "Ess Muss Sein" refers to
    • A. 

      The fact that we must accept our fate in life

    • B. 

      The role of Beethoven in our lives as a motif

    • C. 

      The music that Tomas falls in love with in Austria

    • D. 

      The dichotomy of lightness and weight in life

  • 5. 
    Which character BEST supports the theme of lightness?
    • A. 

      Tomas

    • B. 

      Tereza

    • C. 

      Sabina

    • D. 

      Beethoven

  • 6. 
    What is the BEST definition of compassion in regard to Tomas and Tereza's relationship?
    • A. 

      Sympathetic pity

    • B. 

      Unaltered love

    • C. 

      Emotional telepathy

    • D. 

      Sussurus longing

  • 7. 
    What does Dubcek do when he returns to Czechloslovakia?
    • A. 

      He implores for the people to surrender to the Prussians.

    • B. 

      He asks to be imprisoned Siberia instead of being hanged.

    • C. 

      He orders more tanks and soldiers to defeat the Russians.

    • D. 

      He stammers through his speech like a defeated coward.

  • 8. 
    What does Tereza's nightmare represent?
    • A. 

      Her inability to reconcile her body and soul's needs.

    • B. 

      Her insecurity about Tomas' reverence of her in their relationship.

    • C. 

      Her gross fear of dying in a Soviet concentration camp.

    • D. 

      Her depression in leaving Prague for Switzerland.

  • 9. 
    Why does  Tereza clutch Tomas' hand in sleep?
    • A. 

      It represents her fear of death.

    • B. 

      It shows how she fears him leaving.

    • C. 

      It symbolizes their love and unity.

    • D. 

      It demonstrates her child-like naivity.

  • 10. 
    Why does Tomas abandon his son?
    • A. 

      He did not want to pay for the child's schooling.

    • B. 

      He could not follow the mother to Prague.

    • C. 

      He tired of fighting the mother for him.

    • D. 

      He could not betray Tereza by choosing him.

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