Madeleine is Sleeping Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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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. How does Madeline let her siblings know she has run away with gypsies?

2. Who usurps Marguerite from her place in the spotlight performing?

3. What does Mother do with all of the excess fruit from the orchard?

4. What punishment does Madeleine receive for playing her game with M. Jouy?

5. How many girls live in the convent in Paris Madeleine dreams of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Madeleine feels about her impairment when she is in the convent in Paris?

2. Why did Saint Michel wish to be beaten and punished?

3. Who commissions the viol and why?

4. Who is the widow?

5. How did M. Pujol lose his place on stage? Who replaced him?

6. What does Mother do with all of the fruit Madeleine dreams up?

7. What types of things does Matilda record in her diary?

8. How does M. Pujol feel about posing for the old widow?

9. How does Charlotte feel about the viol?

10. How does Madeleine feel about M. Pujol by the end of Part One?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mother is a character who is portrayed as being fairly strict and loving, but also entrepreneurial. Throughout the story, she sees her preserve business bloom, thrive, and then suffer. The opinions of the people in town coincide with the phases of her business. Write an essay exploring the reasons behind why Mother's business suffers as the opinion of the townspeople regarding her, change. How does the mayor treat her when she shows up at his home? Who does Mother blame for her fall from financial grace? Use examples from the book to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Unrequited love happens to several characters in Madeleine is Sleeping. Despite her love for Griselda, Charlotte will never feel anything more than comfort in her presence. Madeleine desperately loves M. Pujol even though his feelings are really for Adrien. Write an essay exploring the idea of unrequited love. How does it play into the story? Which characters experience it and how does it impact them? Does unrequited love make them stronger or weaker? Use examples from the book to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

The world in which Madeleine lives in is both realistic and fantastic. The fluidity of the story is successful in large part because of how the story easily transitions from real world to dream world. Having such an easy transition often blurs the line between the two worlds. Write an essay detailing how events and characters at times exist in both worlds. Is the story helped or hurt by these things? What explanation is given to explain why Madeleine is a conduit for these occurrences? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the novel.

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