Cheri and The Last of Cheri Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who does Madame Peloux make an appointment to see?

2. Lea spends time with Madame Peloux and __________.

3. What is the literary technique in which Lea's actions do not support her statements about her advancing age?

4. What does Madame Peloux determine is Cheri's real problem that makes him so cranky?

5. What does Cheri surmise Lea's mood to be when he visits?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Lea's pearls, once an object of pleasure for Cheri, now repulse him?

2. Explain why Cheri feels shut out of his marriage and even alienated from Madame Peloux?

3. What is Cheri doing as THE LAST OF CHERI begins?

4. Why is Cheri so shocked when he finally visits Lea again?

5. Why does Desmond grow weary of Cheri's aimless existence?

6. How does the author show the emerging roles of women in post-war society?

7. Describe the encounter in which Cheri once again sees the Pal.

8. How does Lea respond when Cheri tells her he must return to his wife?

9. After spending the night together, how do Lea's and Cheri's views of the relationship differ?

10. What is the irony of Madame Peloux's understanding that Cheri needs Lea at this point in his life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Develop a character study of Cheri. What are his physical traits? What motivates him? What are his personal characteristics?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the novella, Cheri commits suicide. Why did Cheri think this was his only option? Why did he kill himself in the Pal's apartment? What is the significance of Cheri being surrounded by pictures of Lea as he dies?

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