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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Edna at the end of this story?
2. What does Adele tell Edna to do?
3. Who made the tobacco pouch that Robert carries?
4. What does Edna receive with her husband's letter of disapproval?
5. Why did Robert never reveal his true feelings to Edna before?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Edna feel strong and confident in the pigeon-house?
2. Once Edna has decided to move, does she want to discuss it with Leonce?
3. Edna tells Mademoiselle Reisz that she is going to move out of her house and that she is in love with Robert. Are either of these actions wise?
4. Why does Edna enjoy horse racing so much?
5. Why does Mademoiselle Reisz play the Chopin piece? Is this an instance of foreshadowing?
6. Do you think Edna's feelings were Robert were genuine?
7. After her disappointing evening with Robert, what does Edna initially do?
8. Are Robert Lebrun and Alcee Arobin alike? Or are they dramatically different from one another?
9. Is the Colonel, Edna's father, right to think that if she and her husband spent more time together in the evenings at home, they would have a stronger marriage?
10. Edna goes to Mademoiselle Reisz's for refuge, as well as to find out the latest news about Robert. What happens when she is at Mademoiselle Reisz's alone, waiting for the pianist, and Robert shows up out of the blue?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What do you think of the final moments in Edna's life? Was she a coward for taking her own life? Or, was she brave in making the final decision on how to conclude her life?
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 30, when Edna has her guests over for her coup d'etat dinner party, there is a moment when she retreats into her own thoughts. "But as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her; the hopelessness which so often assailed her, which came upon her like an obsession, like something extraneous, independent of volition. It was something which announced itself; a chill breath that seemed to issue from some vast cavern wherein discords walled. There came over her the acute longing which always summoned into her spiritual vision the presence of the beloved one, overpowering her at once with a sense of the unattainable."
What does this passage mean? What does is say about Edna at this point in her life?
Essay Topic 3
How does the author depict Edna's sense of being suffocated by the cultural restrictions on women in the 19th century? Do you think it is a fair assessment of how women lived during that time?
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