DIAMANT VELIK KOT RITZ

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DIAMANT VELIK KOT RITZ

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:

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What happens in this chapter?

Where does John T. Unger come from?

What does the name “Hades” symbolize?

What does the name “ST Midas” symbolize?

What impression does a Rolls-Pierce motor-car give?

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What kind of boys come to St Midas?

When does Percy Washington come to St Midas?

Why Is John happy to accept Percy’s invitation?

9.

What secret does John learn from Percy?

10.

What does Ritz-Carlton symbolize?

11.

What is the boys’ attitude to wealth?

12.

Why?

II.

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What happens in this chapter?

Where do the boys travel and how?

Where is the village of Fish located?

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What does the village of Fish symbolize?

What happens on this June night in Fish?

Hoe do the boys continue their journey?

What is the limo like?

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What does Percy say about the car?

What is the first article (commandment) of John’s parents’ creed?

10.

What is the countryside like?

11.

Where are the servants (Negroes) from?

12.

Hoe do they enter the estate?

13.

How did Percy’s father prevent the authorities to claim their land?

14.

What is the estate like?

15.

How is John received at the chateau?

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III.

What happens in this chapter?

How does John get into his bath?

What is a “Gargantua”?

Why is John impressed by the way bath is prepared?

What are “extras” supplied with the bath?

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2.

IV.

What happens in this chapter?

Who was Fitz-Norman Culpepper Washington?

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4.

Why is this important for the story?

How did he find the diamond?

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How did he keep the secret?

How did he get the Negroes to work for him?

Why did he start buying radium?

Why did Braddlock Washington seal the mine?

9.

Is he a wealthy man?

10.

What is his tragedy?

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V.

What happens in this chapter?

What is the countryside like?

Who does he meet?

What is his impression of her?

Why?

Why is John ashamed of his home-town?

How does Kismine prove that she is not sophisticated?

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4.

VI.

What happens in this chapter?

How does Braddock Washington treat his slaves?

Why do they speak their own dialect?

Who are the men kept in prison?

Why does Braddock Washington let the prisoners go?

What is his justification (reasoning)?

What solutions to the problem of the prisoners does he propose?

Why do the prisoners expect a blessing from Braddock?

What happens in this chapter?

How do John and Kismine show they love each other?

What is the play on words with her name?

How does the afternoon end?

VII.

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VIII.

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What happens in this chapter?

How do the men spend their day?

What is Jasmine like?

What happened to their landscape gardener, architect and stage designer?

What are maids a symbol of?

What does John suspect when Kismine mentions other guests?

What admission does Kismine make to John?

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9.

Why do the guests have to be killed?

What justification does Kismine give for the fact?

10.

Has Kismine ever invited anyone?

11.

Who did?

12.

Why do the children invite friends to the chateau?

13.

How does John accept the fact?

14.

Why does John decode to escape?

15.

Why does he agree to take Kismine along?

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IX.

What happens in this chapter?

Why does John run from his room?

Why don’t the Negroes chase him?

How do John and Kismine escape?

What does Kismine complain about during the attack?

Why does Kismine want to be poor?

X.

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What happens in this chapter?

Who is winning the battle?

What is Braddock going to do?

What does he offer as a bribe?

Is the bribe accepted by God?

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Why not? (your ideas)

What does the darkness imply?

What does the light imply?

9.

Where do Mr and Mrs Washington and their son go?

10.

What happens to them?

XI.

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What happens in this chapter?

What do the three survivors do first?

What do they do next?

What did Kismine bring in her pockets?

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Why?

Are the girls afraid of poverty?

Why not?

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Why is it, in Kismine opinion, good to be insane?

What does John compare his love for Kismine to?

10.

Consciousness represents reality. Why does John want to lose it for a moment?

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