French Stories Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. When did Baudelaire die?

2. To what does the narrator compare Desplein?

3. What did Desplein do to honor the water carrier as a man?

4. What religion does Desplein practice?

5. Who is Maupassant's godfather?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the garden mean for the old couple in "Minuet?"

2. According to Jean Bridelle, in "Minuet," what is the most violent grief a man and mother can bear?

3. Why did Daru have bags of wheat in the schoolhouse?

4. Why did Dutilleul "show" his power to pass through walls to his superior?

5. What did Dutilleul's coworkers do when they found out that he was the "Werewolf?"

6. Why was Micromegas condemned?

7. Why does Daru believe that Balducci is playing a joke on him when he tells Daru of the order for Daru to transport the Arab?

8. Describe how Desplein saw the earth.

9. Why did people dislike Desplein?

10. Describe Dutilleul in "The Passer-Through-Walls."

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Dutilleul's, from "The Passer-Through-Walls," powers. What does he choose to do with his powers? What do his choices say about him as a person? What are the results of the choices he makes? What is the impact that his choices have on others?

Essay Topic 2

In "The Guest," what is the importance of Daru's isolation? How does his love of isolation speak to the meaning behind the story? How is the theme of isolation shown in a physical way? In a symbolic way? Is Daru's love of isolation the reason that he helps the Arab to escape? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Choose three of the stories using the obstacles that the main character faces. What are the obstacles? What are the choices the main character has? What does the main character choose to do? Is the decision moral/just or not?

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