Effi Briest Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Innstetten feel toward Effi when he learns of her affair?

2. For which ailment does Effi's doctor recommend time away from Berlin in order to cure?

3. What happens to Annie when she falls one day after school?

4. What play does Crampas produce in Chapter 18?

5. Which poem does Effi ask Crampas about in Uvagla?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"Effi Briest" is an example of literary realism. What is literary realism and what are its characteristics? What makes "Effi Briest" an example of literary realism? Are there any elements of the novel which are not elements of literary realism? If so, why did Fontane choose to write the story in the way he did?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Effi's loneliness during her marriage to Innstetten. What causes her loneliness? Is Innstetten to blame for her loneliness? Why or why not? Does Effi's loneliness excuse her affair with Crampas? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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