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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is named executors of Cressida's will?
2. Why does Carrie think Bouchalka is less driven now in his work?
3. In what type of restaurant does Cressida prefer to dine?
4. In what does Bouchalka seem to lose interest?
5. What does Cressida confide to Carrie concerning Cressida's fortune?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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?
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