A Year in Provence Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Henriette, Faustin's wife, handy at?

2. How many bakers are listed in the yellow pages in Cavaillon?

3. What did Peter find after driving a half hour on his way to his friend's house?

4. Who is summoned to fix the washed out drive?

5. What game do the Mayles play at the end of July?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Mayles, an English couple, buy a house with property in Provence with the plan to renovate it and spend a year there.

Part 1) Describe the house in as much detail as possible. Is is large? Is is wood, stone? Do you think the Mayles made a good choice by buying this house? Why?

Part 2) Describe the property. Are there any special features to the property?

Part 3) How do the house and property play a role in helping the Mayles establish relationships with different people in Provence?

Essay Topic 2

Three weather conditions in Provence are introduced in the book. These conditions are: the Mistral, the snow and the rains. The book describes the affect these conditions have on the land and the people etc.

Choose one of these weather conditions which take place in Provence in the book and write an essay describing it and its affect on the land and people , the Mayles in particular.

Essay Topic 3

Food is one of the most important things in the lives of the people of Provence.

Part 1 ) Describe some of the Provencal food you remember reading about in the book.

Where was it served? In a private home? In a cafe? In a restaurant?

Why did it make an impression on you? Would you like to eat it? Would you like to learn how to prepare it?

Part 2) Describe how the attitude of the people of Provence toward food differs from the attitude of Americans toward food? Go into detail.

Part 3) The Mayles learn a lot about mushrooms, bread and olive oil. Choose one of these foods covered in the book and write an essay on it.

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