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. When the family rests in the field, what does Paul do?
2. When Félicité was 25-years-old, how old did people think she was?
3. Where does Félicité first meet Theodore?
4. How is Félicité's voice described?
5. Where is Trouville situated in the landscape?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do you think that it struck Félicité as wrong that Mme. Aubain should die before she did?
2. Does it seem important that Félicité asks Fabu's forgiveness before she dies?
3. Do you think it's significant that Félicité misses Virginie's death because she goes back to lock up in case of thieves?
4. Do you think that Félicité's final vision is religious or delusional? Does it matter?
5. What do we learn about Félicité through her relationship with Theodore?
6. What objects stand out in Félicité's collection of objects and what relationships can you find between them?
7. What is Félicité's final vision and what might it symbolize?
8. What does the narrator say about Félicité's age and appearance and why might this be an important detail?
9. Does it seem surprising that Félicité's voice is shrill? Why do you think this detail is included in her description?
10. Why do you think Félicité is hurt by people's jokes about Loulou?
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Virginie and Victor. FÃ©licitÃ© considers them to share the same place in her heart. What similarities of character and situation contribute to this sense for the reader? What differences distinguish them?
Essay Topic 2
There are several instances of classism in this novel, especially between Mme. Aubain and FÃ©licitÃ©, but also between others; for example, between M. Bourais and FÃ©licitÃ©. Using specific examples from the text, consider the way that the narrator treats these instances and whether or not there is an implicit or overt commentary on the subject. Does the text pass a judgment on classist behavior or is it a straightforward depiction of the existence of classism?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Mme. Aubain and FÃ©licitÃ©'s reactions to Virginie's death. How do their reactions fit in with their characters in general?
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