Suite Française Test | Final Test - Hard

Irène Némirovsky
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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. In Chapter 26, what is becoming a source of concern for the townspeople?

2. Which of the following is NOT used by Charlotte Pericand to describe her sons to her other crying children after she learns of their deaths?

3. What does the woman on the farm hope for in exchange for taking care of Jean-Marie Michaud?

4. What is the name of the village that the Angellier's live in?

5. When was Maurice Michaud injured?

Short Essay Questions

1. Before Charlotte Pericand learns that Hubert is still alive, how does she react to the deaths of her sons?

2. Why are the Germans going to arrest Benoit and what happens when they arrive at the Sabarie house?

3. Why do the Perrin women come back to the village and pay a visit to the Angellier house?

4. What is discussed in the conversation between Lucile and Madame Angellier after Madame Angellier discovers Lucile talking to Bruno for the first time?

5. Describe the scene of the German soldiers in Bussy.

6. What is the atmosphere on the farm where Jean-Marie Michaud is staying?

7. What happens to the careers of the Michauds, and what do they do about it?

8. What does Benoit come to the Angellier house to ask and why? What is the response to his favor?

9. What does Lucile decide to do about Benoit as the Germans are leaving?

10. What happens to the relationship between the French villagers and the German soldiers after the incident involving Benoit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is a definite change in literary style as the novel transitions from Part 1 into Part 2. Compare and contrast the style of the first part of the novel with the second part. How does this change in narrative style affect the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Traumatic or challenging experiences often change a person and cause them to grow. However, that's not the case with everyone in this novel who has to go through the evacuation, war, and occupation. Pick a character that does not seem changed or affected by the challenging experiences that they are put through. Identify the character and describe their experiences. Why didn't this character experience any growth or change at all? Was this character not in need of a change? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, we see the development of the characters, and lack thereof, through their experiences and situations. Discuss how the war is the catalyst of change for the individual characters in the novel. How do the experiences of the characters and the situations in which the war finds them in bring out the true nature of the characters? Provide examples with the development of at least three characters.

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