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 first ask the man when they talk at the cafe in Chapter 3?

2. What gender and age is the child?

3. In Chapter 3, what does the child play with while Anne is in the cafe?

4. To whom does Anne say, "I suppose you're surprised to see me"?

5. What is the man at the bar doing when Anne first enters?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Anne react towards the man when he asks her questions about her home?

2. How is the weather described at the beginning of Chapter 4?

3. How does Anne describe the dead woman's scream to the man in Chapter 3?

4. Describe the conversation between the man at the bar and Anne when they first meet.

5. Describe Anne's reaction after they hear the woman's loud scream in Chapter 1.

6. During their conversation in Chapter 4, what does Anne tell Chauvin she already knew about him?

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

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

9. Describe how Anne reacts after drinking her first two glasses of wine in Chapter 2.

10. Describe the patronne's reaction when Anne and the man at the bar begin talking again in Chapter 3.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the portrayal of fantasy versus reality in the book. What was the author's purpose for pitting these two against one another? What is significant about the comparisons between fantasy and reality?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of social class and society in the book. In what ways does society and/or social class impact the relationship between Anne and Chauvin?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways does Anne and Chauvin's relationship mirror their discussion of the dead woman and her husband? Is this done purposefully by both characters? What is the author's purpose for having these comparisons drawn?

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