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Most of the comments seem obtuse or sarcastic. The straight-out answer is that for the most part, this type of construction is now rare, and as you guessed, more likely to be used in a poetic or literary setting, "for dramatic effect". I could imagine the grave-voiced movie ad narrator: IN A WORLD NOT THEIR OWN, WHERE BIONIC MONSTERS LURK AROUND EVERY ...
Yes, when you quote a question, you should put a question mark inside the quotation marks. Thus, there should be a question mark after weekend: I pledge I will not ask every co-worker I run into on Monday, 'How was your weekend?'.
In your example, 'even' is an adverb used as an intensifier (aka intensive) and meaning 'indeed'. The "and" is a red herring. even .... adv. .... b. Indeed; moreover. Used as an intensive: He was happy, even ecstatic. (from The Free Dictionary) Note the close parallel between your example and the example in the dictionary. The ...
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