The Belly of Paris Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Lisa feel about her attraction to Marjolin?

2. Where does Mademoiselle Saget share her gossip with Madame Lecoeur and La Sarriette?

3. Who is Marjolin?

4. What does Madame Leonce say that Monsieur Gavard has in his cupboard?

5. Why does La Belle Lisa snoop in Florent's room?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although the vendors live on the fringe of acceptable society, they take care of each other. What is the bond between the characters in Les Halles that makes them want to help each other even when others won't? Is there a common denominator among the Les Halles market society that they recognize themselves in each other? Explain some situations in the book where the Les Halles vendors exhibit humanity toward one another.

Essay Topic 2

Zola uses more than one iteration on the theme of greed. Identify at least two situations about greed in the novel. Then provide support for each situation you name.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Florent and Quenu. What are their roles within the market society in Paris? What are their core values? What are they willing to do in order to succeed?

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