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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After her wedding, where does Effi send her parents a full letter from?

2. What does Effi recall used to happen to adulterous women?

3. Who is the elegantly dressed man that strolls by Effi?

4. Where does the von Briest family home stand?

5. What kind of house does Effi tell Innstetten she wants to live in when he returns from his business trip?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the poem, "God's Wall", which Effi knows from childhood.

2. What does Effi think of when she sees Innstetten in his office?

3. Where does Effi intend to go after her baby is born?

4. What happened to Roswitha in the past when she found out she was pregnant?

5. What does Effi's sea burial for the gooseberry skins remind her of?

6. What is found one day after Annie cuts her head?

7. Why does Innstetten hope Effi will become well-liked?

8. After the duel, what does Innstetten think he should have done instead?

9. What does Effi think she hears overhead when she awakes in Kessin for the first time?

10. Who does Effi stay with when she goes house-hunting in Berlin?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Fontane's use of irony in the novel "Effi Briest".

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Fontane's use of symbolism in the novel "Effi Briest".

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the recurring motif of youth in the novel "Effi Briest". How does Fontane explore the theme and how does he portray it?

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