The Collected Stories of Colette Test | Mid-Book 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. What is the name of the woman in "The Victim"?

2. What does everyone think of the name of the performer in "The Misfit"?

3. What does the dancer in "After Midnight" like to do?

4. How old is the daughter of the stage performer in "The Child Prodigy"?

5. Who says that the other has ruined her property?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Colette tell a story of in "A Fable: The Tendrils of the Vine"?

2. What happened with a young English girl in "Love"?

3. Who does Colette worry about in "The Starveling"?

4. What does the man accept in "Chouk's Fling"?

5. What practice is described in "Rites"?

6. In "If I Had a Daughter" what does Colette find unpleasant?

7. What does "The Misfit" describe?

8. What happens between Cheri and Lea in "Cheri", "The Return", and "The Pearls"?

9. What does the "Grape Harvest" show?

10. What does "The Strike, Oh, Lord, the Strike!" describe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Colette's discussion of immorality, prejudices, and principles in "Early Stories."

Essay Topic 2

Examine why French author Sidonie Gabrielle Colette focused on female independence.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze Colette's focus on mundane or trivial events and what these minor events or items symbolize.

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