The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jean-Dominique Bauby
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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. How old was Jean's daughter when he had his stroke?

2. What was being done to Jean when he woke from his coma?

3. How does Jean feed himself when he misses regular food?

4. Why does Jean's father not visit the hospital to see Jean?

5. How long has the author been confined to bed when the book begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jean do to sate his appetite for real food?

2. What does a friend of Jean's do to help him when he starts missing his favorite foods?

3. What major accomplishment does Jean do with Sandrine's help, and who is notified about this?

4. Who is Eugenie?

5. What does Jean picture the only literary figure with Locked-In syndrome to do?

6. Where does Jean usually see all the other patients from his corridor, and how does he feel about those moments?

7. Why is it ironic when people try to finish Jean's sentences?

8. What does Jean imagine Eugenie doing?

9. How does Jean communicate with people who come to visit him?

10. What does Jean prefer to wear while in the hospital and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is Jean able to communicate with others after his stroke, and how has this changed his life?

Essay Topic 2

Despair is an emotion that affects a number of the people in this book. Which people are most affected by despair, and how does this change the lives of those people?

Essay Topic 3

Diversity and discrimination are two major and related themes in this book. Where do these themes appear, and how do they work together to propel the plot of the book?

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