Cousin Bette: Part One of Poor Relations Test | Lesson Plans 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. Which biblical figures does Valerie ask Wenceslas to sculpt for her?

2. To which Shakespeare character does the narrator compare Montejanos, due to his physique and complexion?

3. After Hector receives bad news from Johann Fischer, what bad news does he receive from Valerie in a letter?

4. After Wenceslas and Hortense quarrel about Valerie Marneffe, where does Lisbeth go to live?

5. Lisbeth offers to arrange a loan on good terms for Hortense and Wenceslas from whom?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What elements of Cousin Bette characterize this work as a Realist novel? How does this work exemplify literary realism? Give two specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Foreshadowing is an important device employed in Cousin Bette. How does the author employ this device? What purpose does it serve? Use three specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

How are letters used as a literary device in Cousin Bette? Choose three examples from the text and discuss what information is revealed in each of these letters. Why is this information revealed in a letter rather than a dialogue? How is the materiality of the letter itself important in the advancement of the narrative?

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