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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does La Belle Lisa find in Florent's drawer?
2. To whom is La Belle Lisa somewhat attracted?
3. What does the person in #121 tell La Belle Lisa about Florent?
4. What information does Pauline reveal to the person in #134?
5. Why is the person in #134 so happy with herself/himself?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create a brief character study of Quenu. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did the author mean by calling the book THE BELLY OF PARIS? Cite an example to support your answer. Can you suggest another title which you think is more appropriate for the book?
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