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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. What change has Innstetten seen in Effi since giving birth?

2. Where do Crampas, Innstetten and Effi often go riding horses?

3. What does the von Briest family home face?

4. What instrument does Effi sometimes play for her husband?

5. Who is Christel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Effi observe in the surroundings of her new home?

2. What does Effi's father talk about after breakfast on the day after Effi's wedding?

3. What complaints does Roswitha have about her former employer?

4. How is Baron Geert von Innstetten acquainted with the Briest family?

5. How did Innstetten come to be named Landrat for Kessin?

6. What does Effi's father think will be a problem in his daughter's marriage?

7. What change does Innstetten see in Effi after she gives birth?

8. What is said must accompany love for Effi's sake?

9. In Chapter 4, what does Effi's father think of the purchases she made in Berlin?

10. How does Effi say Innstetten treats her while they are on their honeymoon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Effi Briest" is based on a true story. How does the real story differ from the fictional retelling? Why might Fontane have made these changes?

Essay Topic 2

Where and when does "Effi Briest" take place? How does the setting of the novel affect the plot and the characters? How would the story be different if it were told in modern times?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author of the novel "Effi Briest", Theodor Fontane. Is he a respected writer? What other works has he written? Discuss his legacy.

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