Paris to the Moon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Adam Gopnik
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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. Where did Papon flee to after he was convicted?

2. Which publication first revealed that Juppe had leased an apartment from the domaine privee of the city of Paris?

3. What sentence was Papon given by the jury?

4. What did Adam have to undergo before he was allowed to work out on the machines at this gym?

5. Which famous writer had once been the mayor of Bordeaux, as mentioned in the chapter Private Domain?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the new owner of the Balzar respond to the protesters?

2. According to Gopnik in "Paris to the Moon", how have Americans through the generations regarded Paris?

3. According to Gopnik, how is pregnancy and childbirth viewed differently in France from the U.S.?

4. When Adam and Martha tell friends that they are expecting a girl, what do their friends tell them?

5. What does Gopnik think is the sublime moment in cooking?

6. Describe the appearance of Cressida Taylor.

7. What game does Adam play with Luke at the Ritz pool?

8. Why are people worried that French cooking may be deteriorating?

9. What did Gopnik name his "two cafe problem" after?

10. What do Gopnik and Quelin discuss in their dinner together?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is the narrative of "Paris to the Moon" organized, and how does the organization of the book lend itself to the creating of themes?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how Gopnik establishes the setting of Paris in the novel and how the setting contributes to the plot and themes introduced in the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the point of view utilized by Adam Gopnik in "Paris to the Moon". As this was a deliberate choice discuss why Gopnik may have selected the view he did and how the view employed was effective in the development of important themes. Make sure and specific textual examples to support your assertions.

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