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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. Which of the following did Lea NOT feed Cheri during this summer?
2. What is the name of the street where Lea's house is located?
3. What habit does Cheri have at night?
4. Lea recalls reading a postcard sent from whom while she was away?
5. After lunch, what does Madame Peloux do while Lea and Cheri lounge in the garden?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Lea do in order to get any news about Cheri while he is on his honeymoon?
2. How does Cheri learn that Lea is home from her trip?
3. What appointment does Lea remind Cheri that he must keep?
4. What is the significance of pearls to Cheri?
5. Describe some of the interpersonal dynamics in Madame Peloux's house while Cheri and Edmee live there.
6. Why is Cheri so unwilling to return to his home?
7. At 49, what is the future of Lea's career as a courtesan?
8. What is the setting for CHERI?
9. How does Lea behave at the luncheon at Madame Peloux's?
10. What is Cheri's reaction when he returns from his honeymoon and learns of Lea's trip away from Paris?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Project into the future ten years after Cheri's death and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Lea, Madame Peloux and Edmee. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 3
The role of women is a main topic addressed in this story. Explain the theme that extends through all the female characters. What is the presumed role of women in France in the early twentieth century. What about during the post-war years? How did the role of women change?
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