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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. How does Innstetten think Effi will feel about the town she has just moved to?

2. What establishment is across the street from Innstetten's home?

3. How long has Innstetten known Frederich?

4. Where does the von Briest family home stand?

5. What office does Innstetten hold?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Effi's father believe would have been a better match for Innstetten?

2. Why is Effi's return trip to Kessin from Berlin postponed?

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

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

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

6. How is Effi Briest described?

7. After seven years in Berlin, why does Effi's doctor recommend that she leave the city for six weeks?

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

9. In Chapter 34, who recommends that Effi go back to Hohen-Cremmen?

10. As she studies the surroundings of her new home, who does Effi see stroll past?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

How does the adulterous relationship between Effi and Crampas affect them and those around them? What happens to Effi's life after Innstetten finds out about the affair?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the relationship between Effi and Innstetten. Why do they marry, and is their marriage a happy one? Why or why not? How does Innstetten treat Effi? What does he feel for her? How does Effi feel about Innstetten? How does their marriage end?

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