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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 pledges devotion to Edna in a letter?

2. Why does Edna think Robert does not love her?

3. About what does Edna ask Robert concerning letters?

4. Where does Robert tell Edna he is going?

5. What does Madame Ratignolle tell Edna when Edna returns?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Mr. Pontellier arrives home at eleven?

2. Why does Edna go to Madame Antoine's home?

3. Describe the Pontellier family.

4. How is Edna's life changing?

5. What does Mr. Sublet ask Evariste Bonamour and what Sublet give Evariste?

6. Who is Robert LeBrun?

7. Describe the scene between Robert and Edna at the cafe.

8. What happens between Robert and Edna by the end of Chapter 35?

9. Describe Mildred's first meeting with the "farm worker."

10. What does Mrs. Sommers receive and what does she plan to do with it?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in The Awakening or three of the short stories. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of mental/emotional illness or immaturity in The Awakening or three of the short stories. Which characters struggle with some sort of emotional illness? Why? Which characters seem really healthy emotionally/mentally? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of tradition in The Awakening or three of the short stories. What is Leonce's view of tradition? Edna's? Robert? Alcee? Adele? What is the view towards tradition of two of the characters in each short story you choose? Why is tradition important to some characters? Is anyone willing to abandon traditional viewpoints? Who? What are the positive and negative sides to tradition?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels and short stories have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of The Awakening, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in The Awakening. (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

4. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of three of the short stories, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot? Is it more difficult to determine the plot of a short story than a novel? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in The Awakening.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of The Awakening. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of The Awakening. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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