The Test (short story)

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The Test is a short story by Franz Kafka.[1] It is classified more of a parable than one of his formal stories, although it shares the ambiguity ubiquitous among much of his work.[2] The story consists of a conversation between two men. The test is in the mind of one man, who sees if another behaves the way he expects.

The story has been described as an exercise in "question questioning."[3]


  1. ^ The Complete Stories and Parables.Franz Kafka - 1983
  2. ^ A country doctor. Franz Kafka, C Van Vliet, J Press - 1997
  3. ^ 17. Kafka or the Existentiality of Questioning. M Meyer - Questions and Questioning (meyer) Foc, 1988