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. What information does Thérèse not believe from reading the letters?
2. How is the church decorated?
3. What is the interior of the priest's house like?
4. About whom does Thérèse have violent dreams?
5. Who betrays Henri and Rose to the Nazis?
Essay Topic 1
The two main characters, LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se, are cousins (or perhaps sisters), though, they are in some ways mirror opposites of each other...or are they. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. In what ways are LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se complete opposites; give several examples and explain your choices.
2. In what ways are LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se similar; give several examples and explain your choices.
3. Which cousin seems to be more "real"? Why?
Essay Topic 2
In chapter 6, ThÃ©rÃ¨se and LÃ©onie have a meal together. LÃ©onie takes special care in setting the table and choosing the menu. Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. Follow the thread of food and eating that occurs throughout the novel, giving examples of that theme and an interpretation of the examples you choose.
2. Food is essential to the continuation of life, and thus is often offered symbolically as well as concretely in many cultures. Compare and contrast the symbolism of food in several diverse cultures.
3. Discuss how food is treated in advertisements in the country in which you live, including billboard advertisements, magazines, t.v., and radio. What is the main purpose of the advertisements? Are they successful? Do they sway you?
Essay Topic 3
In chapter 3, ThÃ©rÃ¨se has left the monastery after being behind its walls for about twenty years. She feels disoriented and confused at life in the "real" world. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. How long do you think it will take ThÃ©rÃ¨se to adjust to the differences between a cloistered life and life among a diversity of people and places?
2. Why do you think ThÃ©rÃ¨se chose to close herself off from the "real" world? Are her motivations strictly spiritual? If she is alive after the ending of this story, do you think she will go back to the cloistered life? Why or why not?
3. Many men and women confined in a penal system for any duration of more than a few years find that they cannot adjust to "life on the outside," and often end up back in prison. Some even commit a crime in order to go back to prison. Why do you think this happens? Is there any way to help any person who has been isolated, whether in a penal system or otherwise, to adjust to a more public life? Explain.
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