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I Remain in Darkness Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what is the title of the book based?



2. Who does Annie bring into her home to live?



3. What physical manifestation does Annie experience as a result of her mother's decline?



4. In addition to Annie, who else lives in the home when Annie's mother comes to live there?



5. What does the author do with the events she summarizes?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the Preface in I REMAIN IN DARKNESS?



2. What is the unexpected gesture from her mother that surprises and touches Annie?



3. How does Annie take care of her mother's physical needs and how does her mother's condition affect her?



4. On what does Annie base the title of the book?



5. Explain what Annie means by associating days in her own life with days in her mother's life.



6. What is the premise of I REMAIN IN DARKNESS?



7. What happens between Annie and her mother which is heartbreaking for Annie?



8. What effect does Annie's mother's impending death have on Annie and her writing?



9. What notes does Annie make about the death of her mother on April 7?



10. What two themes become evident in this chapter?



Essay Topics

Name and describe the three primary reasons Annie's diary is special. Compare it to similar famous diaries in history. How do diaries help us us understand personal and public histories?

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony.

Does Ernaux end the book on a note of hope for herself or the continuance of her struggle to come to terms with his flawed relationship and grief for her mother? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

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