Moderato Cantabile Test | Final 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. When Chauvin begins describing a scene to Anne in the cafe in Chapter 6, what does he say she is leaning on?

2. What is the first thing that Chauvin comments to Anne when she arrives at the cafe in Chapter 8?

3. Who stands at the door of the child's room at the end of Chapter 7?

4. Who says, "she left when and how he wanted her to, although she wanted to stay"?

5. What does Anne drink at the dinner party?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the guests at the dinner party described?

2. In what way does Chauvin tell Anne the dead woman obeyed her husband?

3. Describe Anne's appearance at her dinner party.

4. How is the preparation of the salmon described in Chapter 7?

5. Why does Anne make her child repeat moderately and melodiously at the beginning of Chapter 5?

6. What does Anne tell Chauvin about the women who lived behind the beech tree?

7. Describe the first time Anne and Chauvin physically touch.

8. What causes the child to play his scales properly during his music lesson in Chapter 5?

9. How does the teacher respond to Anne after she says that to improve his piano playing her child just needs to apply himself more?

10. How does Chauvin describe the flower on Anne's dress to her in Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between Anne and the child. What is the nature of this relationship? Is this a healthy relationship? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the conflict between language and meaning in the book. Which character blurred the lines between the two most often? What significance does putting language and meaning in conflict play to the book's theme?

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