Cousin Bette: Part One of Poor Relations Test | Final Test - Hard

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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

Throughout the novel, the author uses several objects for symbolic purposes. Choose two examples of symbols from the text and discuss their significance. How do these symbols relate to the themes and message of Cousin Bette?

Essay Topic 2

What is the importance of setting in Cousin Bette? Where do the significant scenes take place? In what time period is the novel set? Why is this significant?

Essay Topic 3

What is the role of women in Cousin Bette? Compare and contrast the roles of Lisbeth and Valerie Marneffe to those of Adeline and Hortense. In what ways are their roles similar? How are they different?

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