The Diamond Mine 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. Why does Bouchalka rush off from Cressida's party?

2. What disappoints Cressida's sisters?

3. In what ways does Cressida help Bouchalka?

4. Did Bouchalka recognize Cressida in the restaurant when he was playing the violin?

5. What does Cressida tell others about why Bouchalka does not accompany her on tour in the Spring?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the very first paragraph of part 1, the readers see a well-known phenomenon which today is labeled paparazzi. Fame does not come without its costs, though most celebrities believe these costs are worth the fame. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your life experience:

1. Define fame using both the dictionary and your own ideas of what fame means.

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being famous?

3. Would you desire to be famous. Why or why not?

4. What do you think is the cost to Cressida for her fame?

Essay Topic 2

Cressida is described by various adjectives throughout the story, as well as through her actions. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:

1. Name three of Cressida's most outstanding characteristics and give an example of it in the story.

2. Is Cressida presented as a well-rounded character? Why or why not? Give examples to support your stance.

3. Would those characteristics thought to be admirable of Cressida in her era still be considered admirable today? Name the characteristics you consider and explain your stance.

Essay Topic 3

Once a story, novel, or movie has been experienced in its entirety, it is obvious where there are instances of foreshadowing. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:

1. Explain the technique of foreshadowing used in this story.

2. Describe some situations that can be considered foreshadowing. Why are they examples of foreshadowing?

3. What are the benefits of using foreshadowing?

4. Is foreshadowing necessary in order for the writer to be fair to the reader? Explain.

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