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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who keeps the central portion of the Quimper bowl?
2. How is the church decorated?
3. Of whom does Thérèse dream?
4. What does Thérèse uncover in the basement?
5. Of what is Léonie sick?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1There are two sides to the Martin house. One side is proper and presentable, and the other is full of darkness and threatening secrets. Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience: 1. Describe both parts of the Martin house and list some of the imagery associated with each part. 2. Can the Martin house be an analogy for humans, i.e., we all have a "dark" and a "light" side to our personalities. Discuss yourself or someone you know and the traits that's that you consider dark or light and show how those traits can be said to belong to one part of the Martin home or the other. Explain why you assign a trait to one side or the other. 3. Literature is replete with the idea that life is duality--good or evil, hot or cold, sad or joyful.... But much of life rather than being a duality is various shades or mixtures of opposites. Talk about this idea and use examples both from Daughters of the House and your own experiences.
Essay Topic 2In Chapter 29, the differences between the English and French and the Roman Catholic religion and the Anglican religion are very visible. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience: 1. How different are the English from the French as suggested in this novel? Give specific examples. 2. Do you think there is such as big a difference in the culture of the two countries in the 21st century as in the time frame when the novel first opens (1950's)? Why or why not? 3. What are the major differences between the Roman Catholic Church beliefs and that of the Anglican Church? (You may have to do a little research).
Essay Topic 3A literary technique called "foreshadowing" is seen in Chapter 11. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience: 1. What theme/idea do you think is foreshadowed in this chapter? (hint: it has something to do with ThÃ©rÃ¨se's relationship to her "father," Louis. Give examples of both what is foreshadowed and where the theme/idea again appears later in the story. 2. What are literary techniques? Name several of the most common and define them. 3. Take the literary techniques you define in question number 2 and give examples of their occurrence in this story or some other piece of literature or film. 4. Do you think authors intentionally plan to write in literary techniques such as foreshadowing? Explain
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