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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the family members act about the rest of Cressida's property?
2. What does Bouchalka do when he is twenty-one?
3. What does Blasius Bouchalka send Cressida?
4. Who out of all those mentioned in the will actually contributed to Cressida's fortune?
5. What else does Cressida believe about the violin player?
Essay Topic 1
Flashbacks are used several times in this story. 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 flashback used in this story.
2. Describe some situations that can be considered flashbacks. Why are they flashbacks?
3. What are the benefits of using flashbacks?
4. How can flashbacks be confusing? Does this happen in this story?
Essay Topic 2
An entire section of this story is devoted to an in-depth accounting of Cressida's relationship with Bouchalka, the Bohemian. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:
1. Briefly describe how Cressida meets Bouchalka and the development of their romance.
2. Does Bouchalka seem totally devoted to composing when he is first described? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think Bouchalka lost his motivation to compose once he was no longer "hungry"?
4. Do you think Bouchalka would have continued his career as an excellent composer if he had not become a "kept" man?
Essay Topic 3
At the end of the section concerning Bouchalka, Cressida divorces him when she finds him engaged in sexual relations with the cook. Choose one of the following topics and write a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:
1. Should Cressida have forgiven Bouchalka and continued in the marriage? Why or Why not? Do you think if she had, Bouchalka would have stay faithful? Why or why not?
2. Is it realistic to expect a long-term relationship to be absolutely monogamous? Why or Why not? What are the benefits of monogamy? The cons?
3. Some couples choose to have an open relationship and accept that his/her partner will sometimes have other sexual liaisons. Is this a workable way to conduct a relationship? What are the pros and cons to such an arrangement?
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