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 think he keeps dreaming about the same things?

2. What does Jean do when visitors do not care to learn his code?

3. When did Jean imagine Eugenie talking to him?

4. Where does Jean feel the most trapped?

5. Who is the first person Sandrine calls when Jean makes significant improvement?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Jean's feeding test show?

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

4. What is Jean's favorite thing to listen to when he is alone?

5. What makes Jean depressed when he thinks about his former job and co-workers?

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

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

8. What does Jean think his day at the racetrack represents?

9. What does Jean imagine Eugenie doing?

10. What does the wax museum symbolize to Jean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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