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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. How do the family members act about the rest of Cressida's property?
4. What does Bouchalka do when he is twenty-one?
5. Why does Cressida take Bouchalka aside to converse with him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The narrator, Carrie, is also one of the executors of Cressida's will. She describes a series of letters which Cressida's family produces to argue that Poppas should not receive his 50,000 dollar bequest. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your own life experience:
1. Describe the content of each letter mentioned.
2. If you were Carrie, what would you think of these letters?
3. Would you feel the letters justifies not awarding the bequest to Poppas?
4. Would you want others to see letters such as these that were about you and your relationship to a generous relative?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Cather ends the story with a quote in German. 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. Find a translation of the quote on the Internet or ask a German-speaking person to translate it and then write an essay as to how that quote is or is not relevant to your life.
2. Find a translation of the quote on the Internet or ask a German-speaking person to translate it and then write an essay as to how that quote illustrates the major theme of this story.
3. After translating this quote via the Internet or other means, write an essay as to whether you think this is the best quote with which to end this story. Explain. Come up with an alternate quote that you think is as relevant or more relevant and explain why you think this way.
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