The Test (short story)

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"The Test" (German: "Die Prüfung") is a short story by Franz Kafka that comprises a conversation between two men. The titular test, which has been described as an exercise in "question questioning",[1] is a mental exercise by one of the conversants, who sees whether the other behaves the way he expects.


  1. ^ Meyer, M. (1988). "Kafka, or the Existentiality of Questioning". Questions and Questioning. p. 17.