Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Carrie describe the violin player?
2. To whom does Carrie write about the horrors of settling Cressida's will?
3. Why does Cressida want Carrie to come to Cressida's house on Sunday?
4. Why do Carrie and Cressida send the carriage home?
5. How is Poppas seated in Cressida's car awaiting word of survivors?
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?
One of the first characters encountered in the story is a man by the name of Miletus Poppas. Poppas plays a significant role in Cressida's life. In fact, Cressida attributes her success solely to this man. Answer the following questions in a well-developed essay using detailed examples from the book and from your life experience:
1. Briefly describe both the physical and emotional characteristics of Poppas.
2. Give examples from the story as to whether you believe Poppas was sincere in his love and admiration for Cressida.
3. After Cressida's death, Poppas receives a bequest of $50,000. Do you believe Poppas deserves this bequest? What does it say about the family in that they contest this bequest?
Family relationships are a recurrent theme throughout this story. In Cressida's case, she seems to have a fairly parasitic relationship with her family members. 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. How much obligation does a person have to their parents? Siblings? Other family members? Explain your answers using specific examples.
2. For a child who is raised in an abusive home (whether sexual, verbal, or physical or some combination thereof), it seems that child as an adult often responds to his/her family in one of two ways: 1. S/he continues to try to "please" the abuser and others who allowed the abuse or (2.) They reject the abuser and those associated with the abuser and have nothing further to do with them. Are either of these responses healthy? How do you think you would respond? Explains in as far as you are comfortable. What is a possible compromise to these two extremes?
3. Why do you believe Cressida allows her family and husbands to take such outrageous advantage of her? Would you do so in her situation?
4. How would you treat your family members were you very wealthy if they were of the ilk that Cressida's family is? Explain.
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