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

Different events happening at different times of the year in Provence are important to the book. For example there's the tourist season, the harvest season, the hunting season etc.

Choose one of the seasons mentioned above and write a detailed description of it in an essay How does learning about it help you understand Provence and its people better. How do they differ from you or from Americans in general? Why did you choose that topic to write about?

Essay Topic 2

In the book the Mayles learn any number of interesting and helpful things.

Part 1) Choose one area of expertise that the Mayles become familiar with and write an essay telling about what you learned from reading about it. For instance , the Mayles learn all about bread, olive oil and mushroom gathering.

Part 2) Choose several small , interesting things you learned in the book which might come in handy some day like how Menicucci got rid of the any colony. Write about these things in an essay.

Essay Topic 3

Calendars play a part in the last section of the book. Write an essay answering some or all of the questions listed below:

What part do calendars play in the book? Which calendar has a funny picture?

What is it a picture of? Who gives the two different calendars to the Mayles?

Do the Mayles tip them? Do calendars play an important part in your life?

Do you use a free, commercial calendar or buy a specialized calendar dealing with a subject that interests you or having photos you like? Perhaps you buy a large wall calendar with spaces to plan each day, a desk calendar or a pocket calendar or several different calendar?

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