French Stories 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. In "The Guest", how many men is the schoolteacher waiting on to climb the hill to the school house?

2. Who was the first of the disciples to be called an Apostle in "The Death of Judas"?

3. What is the nearest village to Daru's schoolhouse?

4. In "The Passer-Through-Walls", what does the main character collect?

5. Who did Gide dedicate "The Return of the Prodigal Son" to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the prodigal son answer his father about his reasons for returning home?

2. According to the narrator in "Grand-Lebrun," what causes children to look for God?

3. What were the circumstances surrounding Dutilleul's first burglary?

4. Why did the prodigal son leave home?

5. Describe the sight in "The Guest" that Daru witnessed while he watched the two men come up the mountain to the schoolhouse.

6. What does the prodigal son's father do when the prodigal son returns home?

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

8. Why did the narrator live in a "poetic trance" while at Grand-Lebrun?

9. How does Dutilleul come to find out about his power?

10. Why did Daru feel like a lord given his meager lifestyle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the imagery in the story "The Old Clown." What does the old clown represent? What does the narrator represent? What do the festivities represent? What is the main point of the story?

Essay Topic 2

In "The Return of the Prodigal Son," discuss the multiple reasons the prodigal son gives for returning home. Which reason do you believe is the real reason for the prodigal son's return? Do you believe he omitted the real reason for his return? Cite specific examples from the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Choose one character from one of the stories. Who is this character? What does the story tell readers specifically about the character? What must readers infer about the character? What are the characters strengths and weaknesses? What conflict does the character face? What does the character learn or refuse to learn? What do the character's decisions tall readers about the character?

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