The Heptameron Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Margaret of Navarre (Sicilian queen)
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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 does Paulina do when she cannot be with her suitor?

2. What is Hircan's wife's name?

3. What kind of story does Simontaut tell first?

4. What does the man who loves Paulina do?

5. Who is making the noise heard outside the bedroom when the widow finally consents in Geburon's second story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Story Twenty about?

2. What happens in the story about d'Avannes?

3. What does Paulina choose to do with her life, and why?

4. What is the story with Roncex about?

5. What trick does a servant try to pull on Bernard?

6. What is Oiselle's first story about?

7. What does Oiselle offer to do each morning to help pass the waiting time?

8. How does the priest in Story Twenty-nine hide his affair?

9. What is Normerfide's first story about?

10. What does Geburon say about the ferry woman in Story Five?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The pursuit of happiness was a common theme found in this book. What stories embodied this theme, and how did that pursuit affect the characters involved?

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

What was the main message sent in the story of Florida and Amador, and why do you think so much of this book focused on that one story?

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