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. What is the first thing Jean learns to say after his stroke?

2. What does Jean say is his only true form of escape?

3. What is Brigitte's occupation?

4. What is the name of Jean's daughter?

5. Who was Eugenie married to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Brigitte do for Jean at the end of each visit?

2. What kind of creature does Jean compare himself to and why?

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

4. How does Jean communicate, and why?

5. Where has the author spent much of his last year when the book begins?

6. What is happening when Jean awakes from his coma?

7. What does Sandrine help Jean to do, and how do the other staff at the hospital respond to this?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jean is forced to sacrifice much in order to live his life after his stroke. What are some of these sacrifices and how do they affect the other people around him? Are these sacrifices worth the reward? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What are some of the things Jean compares the patients in his hospital to and why?

Essay Topic 3

Maturity is a theme presented in a number of places in this story, and is manifested in a number of different ways. Choose a few of these instances and compare and contrast them. How are they different in their manifestations of this sensitive theme?

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