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Steppenwolf

Hermann Hesse

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1. Who is the fictional editor who writes the preface to Harry Haller’s records?

2. What is the first thing the Steppenwolf does when he enters his future landlady’s house?

3. Why is Harry sitting on the landing between the first and second floors of his building?

4. What is the price of admission to the Magic Theater?

5. According to the “Treatise on the Steppenwolf,” what is the Steppenwolf’s given name?

6. Which of the following combinations appears in Harry’s first dream in the novel?

7. What is the name of the public house where Harry first encounters Hermine?

8. According to Goethe, what do immortals like to do?

9. Why has Harry never danced?

10. What is the first thing Hermine does when she meets Harry?

11. What does Hermine promise Harry?

12. What does Pablo say he will give Harry in exchange for money?

13. Why does Harry not own a gramophone?

14. Where does Harry meet Maria?

15. Which of the following sexual encounters occurs in the novel?

16. How is Hermine disguised at the masked ball?

17. What does the clothes ticket tell Harry when he is about to leave the ball?

18. What word does Harry use to describe his dance with Hermine at the end of the ball?

19. Which of the following doors in the Magic Theater does Harry not enter?

20. What does Pablo want Harry to learn to do in the Magic Theater?

21. What does Harry see in the gigantic mirror to cast off his personality?

22. Standing in front of the door in the Magic Theater marked “how to kill for love,” what does Harry pull out of his pocket?

23. Who is Herman?

24. Which of the following does Mozart not do the first time Harry meets him?

25. What happens to Hermine after she is stabbed?

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