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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. To whom does Cressida write a note to express her pleasure at the performance in the restaurant?
2. How does Carrie describe the violin player?
3. Why does Cressida want Carrie to come to Cressida's house on Sunday?
4. Where does Bouchalka study music?
5. Why does Carrie think Bouchalka is less driven now in his work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1In the opening of this story, Cressida is about to embark upon a fourth marriage. 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. Discuss each of Cressida's marriages in terms of the characteristics of the man she marries, his strengths and weaknesses, why she marries each particular man, and why the marriage ends. 2. Often is seems more difficult for a man to be married to a famous woman than the other way around. Do you believe this is true? Why or why not? Be sure to use examples to support your stance. 3. Discuss why Cressida marries rather than just has lovers, consider especially the era in which the story is set. 4. Is marriage an important institution in the world of the 21st century? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2Cressida 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 3Flashbacks 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?
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