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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Harry Haller acquires the "Treatise on the Steppenwolf" by
A. buying it in a bookstore
_____ 2. The first-person narrator of the Preface is
A. the editor of Hesse's collected works
_____ 3. The Immortals in Steppenwolf are
A. great creative artists
_____ 4. Hermine's last command to Harry is to
A. marry her
_____ 5. The automobile hunt represents the
A. bloodthirstiness of Harry's wolf personality
_____ 6. The shattering of Harry's mirror image means
A. the breakup of Harry's personality into its many selves
_____ 7. When Harry goes on trial he is condemned to
_____ 8. To reconcile Harry with life, the Treatise prescribes
_____ 9. Pablo rebukes Harry for
A. refusing his drugs
_____ 10. Before entering the Magic Theater, Pablo asks Harry to
A. take off his shoes
11. Hermann Hesse said that Steppenwolf was his catharsis. What does the word mean, and how might the novel serve that purpose?
12. Steppenwolf has been described as a psychoanalytic novel. Identify and explain some of the psychoanalytic symbols in the novel.
13. Harry Haller despises the middle class but chooses to live in middle-class surroundings. How does he reveal this contradiction and how is it explained?
14. Steppenwolf is structured as a "framework" novel. Describe the form. What is its literary purpose?