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

Jean-Dominique Bauby
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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 would the last lines of his writing about his hospital experience include?

2. Who does Jean compare himself to in literature?

3. What does Jean not comprehend when he wakes from his coma?

4. Where is Jean put after he is dressed by the orderlies?

5. How does the literary figure with Locked-In syndrome get around?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Jean do when he started feeling sick in the car on the night of his stroke?

2. What does Jean ask of the reader after telling about his time in Hong Kong?

3. What does Jean think about as he is taken to the hospital on the night of his stroke?

4. How does Jean communicate his fluctuating emotions?

5. What makes Jean's lucky day so funny to him?

6. How does Jean communicate, and why?

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

8. What does Jean imagine Eugenie doing?

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

10. What does Jean do when he goes to the beach with his family?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compassion and empathy is a theme present in a number of places in this story. What are some of the best examples of this theme, and how does the presence of this theme affect Jean's life?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What significance did the title of the book have on Jean's life while he was healing?

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