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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Marie collaborate with Andre Debierne on?
2. Why do Marie and Pierre believe winning the prize has made them miserable?
3. What obscured Pierre's vision?
4. What happens when Pierre has an attack?
5. What are the "little Curies"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, there appear to be different antagonists in Marie's life. Do you believe this is accurate? Do all people have different antagonists as they age and their life progresses? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Marie rarely pays attention to her own health and in fact this lack of awareness ultimately kills her. What reasons do you believe Marie had for ignoring her own health? Do you think her decisions were wise? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
In what ways is her celebrity status devastating to Marie? In what ways does Marie utilize her celebrity status? Do you approve of how Marie handled her status as a celebrity? Why or why not?
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