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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. How can Edmee's demeanor best be characterized now?
2. Where does Edmee regularly volunteer?
3. Lea thinks that ____________ should sort out a divorce between Cheri and Edmee.
4. Why has Cheri returned to Lea's home?
5. What does Cheri drink while talking to the Pal?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Lea's pearls, once an object of pleasure for Cheri, now repulse him?
2. What is the irony of Madame Peloux's understanding that Cheri needs Lea at this point in his life?
3. How are Cheri and Edmee at odds over Edmee's charity work?
4. How does the author show the emerging roles of women in post-war society?
5. What is ironic about the claims Lea makes about her age and the things that she is buying?
6. What is Cheri doing as THE LAST OF CHERI begins?
7. How do Lea and Cheri finally reunite?
8. Why is Cheri so shocked when he finally visits Lea again?
9. Why does Cheri seem to be so unfocused and listless in his life?
10. How does Lea respond when Cheri tells her he must return to his wife?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the overall setting for the novellas. Why does Colette use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
CHERI and THE LAST OF CHERI are classic stories of the search for love. What does that classification entail? Why does this play fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
The nature of evolving roles is an important one in this story. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.
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