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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where has Thérèse gone?
2. What does Léonie offer to appease her cousin?
3. What is the interior of the priest's house like?
4. About what has Léonie discouraged her daughters?
5. Of what does Léonie accuse Thérèse?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Chapters 21 and 22 demonstrates the complexity of the LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se's relationship when they are girls. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. Does LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se's relationship seem more positive when they were children than as adults? Why or why not? Be sure to give specific examples to illustrate your stance.
2. Does the difference in LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se's relationship as children versus adults have anything to do with the nature of friendships between children versus that of adults and upon what each group bases their friendships? Discuss.
3. In several chapters, there is a sexual innuendo that seems to be a part of LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se's relationship as children. Do you agree with that statement--cite examples to support your stance? Do you think it is common for children of either the same sex or opposite sex to experiment with sex? Does this have any long-lasting effect upon their sexual orientation as adults? Did it in the case of LÃ©onie and ThÃ©rÃ¨se?
Essay Topic 2
Most novels have several themes, one or two main themes and one or more minor themes. Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed essay using examples from the book as well as personal experience:
1. Discuss one of what you believe to be a major theme. Give specific examples of how the theme is illustrated and why you think it is a major theme.
2. Discuss two minor themes of the novel. Give specific examples of how the themes are illustrated and why you choose those themes.
3. Briefly define several themes of the novel and show how they are interrelated, using examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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