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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 overcomes Rudolphe by its beauty at the end of Section 9, Volume 2?
2. Whom does Marcel find comfort in after being beaten in Section 12, Volume 2?
3. Whose parents lock him/her in an attic in Section 14, Volume 3 of the book?
4. What is the name of the driver that tries to dissuade Marcel from visiting Philippe in Section 11, Volume 2?
5. What does Philippe do when Marcel visits him in Section 11, Volume 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the gift Philippe gives to Marie in Section 8, Volume 1 described?
2. What is the nature of Marcel's conversation with Lisette the morning of her mother's funeral?
3. How does Vincent react after Anna Bella has their baby?
4. How does Philippe's behavior change after he leaves Aglae and moves in with Cecile?
5. How does Rudolphe react when he is not allowed to vote?
6. Why does Marcel choose not to visit Anna Bella in Section 8, Volume 1?
7. What does Marcel do when he is presented with a marriage proposal from a woman named Marguerite?
8. What is the nature of Marcel and Anna Bella's conversation at the end of Section 10, Volume 2?
9. What happens when Aglae attends Philippe's wake?
10. What is the nature of Richard and Rudolphe's discussion regarding Marie in Section 10, Volume 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The portrayal of New Orleans society is the most important theme presented in the book.
Part 1) How does the society presented in the book hinder most of the characters, namely Richard, Marcel, and Marie, and what factors are responsible for this?
Part 2) What impact does societal traditions have on the attempts of people of color to be successful in the book?
Part 3) Does it appear that the society presented in the book went through any change throughout the book or might have opportunities for change in the future?
Essay Topic 2
Gender played an integral role in the way one was treated in society during the 1800s.
Part 1) Why were men and women treated so differently in society regardless of their race?
Part 2) Why were black men able to overcome some barriers created by race that women weren't able to cross because of gender?
Part 3) What can we learn about the nature of white gentlemen based on their actions towards women of color in the book?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the nature of friendship that is presented in the book. What does friendship provide for characters like Marcel and Richard in regard to human needs that they are unable to find in other relationships? In this regard, how integral is having friends for the book's characters?
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