Moderato Cantabile Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Anne tell her child at the end of Chapter 2?

2. What is the first thing Anne does when she enters the cafe for the first time?

3. Where does Anne tell the man at the bar she usually goes on her walks instead of to the cafe?

4. What time does the workday end?

5. What does the man tell Anne his name is?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the man at the bar tell Anne he knows about her?

2. What does Anne say about the wind in Chapter 4?

3. What do the child and Anne talk about on their way home from the cafe at the end of Chapter 3?

4. Describe how the man at the bar acts as more people enter the cafe after the workday has ended.

5. How does Anne describe her bedroom window to the man in Chapter 3?

6. How does the man tell Anne the dead woman and her husband met?

7. Describe the patronne's reaction toward the man and Anne's talking to one another.

8. Describe what Anne, the child, and the teacher see when they look outside the window to investigate the source of the scream.

9. How do Anne and Chauvin react towards one another when she first enters the cafe in Chapter 4?

10. How does Anne react when Chauvin mentions her lying in bed in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role outside characters, such as the patronne and the child, play in Anne and Chauvin's conversations. What does their reactions and dialogue say about the nature of Anne and Chauvin's relationship?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the author's method of blurring time and space in many chapters of the book. What was the purpose of this method? What did it help to accomplish in terms of character development?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the author's purpose for often combining Anne and Chauvin's dialogue. What might she be telling the reader about the nature of their relationship?

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