Flaubert's Parrot Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. According to Geoffrey, how did Flaubert sometimes travel in London?

2. Who did Cervantes refer to as the source of his famous hero?

3. What defense does Geoffrey suggest against those who said Flaubert didn't involve himself in life?

4. What does Geoffrey call the devil's mark of the snorkel of sanity?

5. According to Du Camp, how should the name Bovary be pronounced?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Flaubert secretive about his meetings with Louise Colet?

2. In what ways did Flaubert want Louise to be like him?

3. What does Geoffrey say about the death of writers?

4. Why does Geoffrey think about books that authors didn't write?

5. Who are two of Flaubert's relatives who are given an entry in Braithwaite's dictionary?

6. From Braithwaite's dictionary, give an example of conflicting accounts for one particular entry.

7. Describe Flaubert's feelings about his home in Croisset

8. Name one subject area included in the examination paper that you would consider unrelated to Flaubert's life and works. Explain your answer.

9. On what points, if any, does Geoffrey personally criticize Flaubert?

10. Describe three life plans Flaubert dreamed of.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The character of Felicite in "Un coeur simple" can be compared to Flaubert.

1) Briefly explain the plot of the story.

2) Explain what similarities that can be drawn between Felicite and Flaubert.

Essay Topic 2

Geoffrey defends Flaubert throughout the book. Given what you have learned about Flaubert, on what points do you think Flaubert deserves to be defended and on what points do you feel he rightly deserves the criticism he was given?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, Geoffrey searches for the answer to the mystery of which parrot is authentic as well as the answer to questions which plague him about Flaubert and about himself.

Part 1) Describe Geoffrey's actual search for Flaubert's parrot.

Part 2) Explain what mysteries Geoffrey attempts to explain about Flaubert's life.

Part 3) Explain what questions about himself Geoffrey attempts to answer in his quest.

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