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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bouchalka do when he is twenty-one?
2. Why is Cressida's stateroom lower in the ship than usual?
3. How did Cressida know the two executors?
4. How much does Cressida's marketable property yield?
5. To whom were Cressida's jewels, furs and gowns to go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Cressida's professional life was quite successful; however, her personal life is a mess. This often seems to be the case among artists, especially celebrities. 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. Compare and contrast Cressida's personal life with her professional life.
2. Compare and contrast 2 real-life celebrities' professional and personal lives (in as much as is reported about them).
3. Write an instructive essay on how one can maintain both a healthy private and professional life at the same time.
Essay Topic 2
While Carrie and Cressida are chatting, Cressida says, "'It may mean that I still belong to the future more than to
the past, do you think?'" Knowing that Cressida's future turns out to be a watery grave on the bottom of the ocean, this passage could be considered an example of irony. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:
1. Define the word irony and give examples of it from your own life.
2. How does the use of irony enhance this story and literature in general?
3. There is a literary term called "dramatic irony." Define this term and see if you can find any instances of it in this story. Can you name other books or movies where you have encountered a dramatic ironic situation?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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