The American 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. Who reassures Newman that he is acting appropriately at his engagement party?

2. Who tells Newman where the convent is that Claire has joined?

3. How does Newman describe Madame de Bellegarde to Mrs. Tristam?

4. What role does Claire have in the church services at her convent?

5. How does Valentin suspect his father died?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Valentin think happened surrounding the death of his father?

2. Once Valentin and Newman learn that Noemie has been spending her time with a mysterious man, what does Valentin think about the situation?

3. What does Urbain confirm about his father's murder to Newman?

4. What is Newman's opinion of Urbain?

5. What does Claire say to Newman when they finally speak after their engagement is called off?

6. What kind of story does a duchess tell about Newman at this engagement party?

7. What did Madame de Bellegarde once accuse Mrs. Bread of?

8. How does the Bellegarde family react when Newman tells him that he and Claire are engaged?

9. What does Claire plan to do now that she is no longer engaged to Newman?

10. What does Noemie tell Newman when he confronts her and her father at the Cafe de le Patrie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least 3 literary devices that James uses to help the reader better understand at least one character of your choosing. Use direct quotations and/or examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Identify what you think is the tone for "The American" and discuss 3 literary devices that James uses to create this tone.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze at least 3 aspects of "The American" that makes the novel believable as well as what literary devices James uses to create that level of believability OR analyze at least 3 aspects of "The American" that makes the novel unbelievable as well as what literary devices James does not use effectively to create a level of believability in the story.

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