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

2. What month of the year did the author have his stroke?

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

4. How did Sandrine best help Jean?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jean think he dreams about certain things repeatedly while in the hospital?

2. Where do patients in the hospital get lost, and how does Jean feel when he gets lost?

3. What did Jean's feeding test show?

4. What does Jean imagine Eugenie doing?

5. How does Jean describe his corridor of the hospital?

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

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

8. What causes Jean discomfort, and how is this discomfort relieved?

9. Who is the only literary figure with Locked-In syndrome?

10. How does Jean communicate his fluctuating emotions?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Literature is very important to Jean during his healing process. How does Jean use literature to help him heal, and why is it so important to him?

Essay Topic 2

Human nature is a strong symbol and theme in this book. Where does this symbol appear, and what role does it play in the book?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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