Daughters of the House Test | 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 does Thérèse uncover in the basement?

2. For what does Thérèse ask Louis' permission?

3. What does Léonie decide to do at the upcoming inquiry?

4. About what is Thérèse being hurt?

5. About what has Léonie discouraged her daughters?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In 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 2

In chapter 6, Thérèse and Léonie have a meal together. Léonie 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

Chapters 25-28 are predominantly concerned with the process of Antoinette's imminent death and then her death. Death is viewed differently by different characters depending on their religious views and their relationship to the one dying, in this case, Antoinette. Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:

1. How does Antoinette's imminent death and then subsequent death affect the following characters: Léonie, Thérèse, Louis, and Madeleine. Cite specific examples.

2 After conducting some research, compare and contrast Judaism's view of death versus the Roman Catholic view.

3. Discuss how you felt when someone close to you was dying and then after the person died. Are any of the emotions present in the novel similar to yours? Give examples.

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