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. What is Monsieur Homais' nephew Justin's future career?
2. Who does Emma end up confiding in about her convoluted emotions?
3. Why did Charles' father, Charles Denis Bartholomé Bovary, get removed from his post as an Army surgeon?
4. What does Emma ask Léon to do to help her out?
5. What causes Emma to return to Bertaux from the convent?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the cathedral described in Part 3: Chapter 1?
2. How are the other people attending the opera described in Part 2: Chapter 15?
3. Describe Emma's father's reaction to her death in Part 3: Chapter 10.
4. Describe the beggar's appearance in Part 3: Chapter 5.
5. What is Charles' reaction to learning about his wife's affairs in Part 3: Chapter 11?
6. In Part 2: Chapter 2 Emma reflects on each of the 4 different beds she has slept on in her life. How does each of these beds represent an important stage in her development as a character?
7. What clues can you find in Part 2: Chapter 6 to Flaubert's assessment of the Church?
8. How does Charles' action in Part 2: Chapter 11 irrevocably change the nature of his relationship with Emma?
9. Why do you think Emma begins charity work and rediscovers religious faith in Part 2: Chapter 14?
10. What elements from "Lucie de Lammermoor" reflect themes or events in Emma's own life in Part 2: Chapter 15?
Bovarism describes an attitude of self-indulgence and hedonism that is self-destructive. Obviously, Emma's character is the inspiration for this name. Can bovarism ever be positive? Did any of Emma's behaviors and actions ever help others or leave positive effects or consequences? Explain using examples from the text.
Although Emma is very much a Victorian woman, her story could also take place in modern times. How might her situation in life be different if she was alive in the 21st century? What options may have been open to her as a modern woman that weren't in the time of the book? What situations would be the same?
Emma loves to read, and she has a penchant for gothic, dramatic themes. Choose one of the following genres of literature that Emma enjoys reading. Explain the genre and its main themes, and then connect these themes to Emma's own life. How do the plots in these books reveal deeper aspects of Emma's personality?
- Historical novels by Sir Walter Scott.
- Biographies of unhappy women.
- Romantic novels.
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