The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B Test | Final Test - Hard

Sandra Gulland
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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 is Rose not called to trial?

2. What does Madam Croy tell Rose about her daughter in "Madam'?

3. Which palace is converted into a prison in 'Citoyenne'?

4. Who is the French king who is beheaded in January of 1793?

5. What does Alexandre do in prison that hurts Rose?

Short Essay Questions

1. What ploy does Alexandre use in an attempt to change Rose's attitude toward him in their legal matters?

2. Why is Rose afraid for Alexandre regarding his new position in 'Citoyenne'?

3. Why is Alexandre so angry when he learns that Rose has sent the children to England in 'Citoyenne'?

4. What big favor does Rose ask of her friends, Princess Amalia and her brother, Frederick in 'Citoyenne'?

5. Why does Alexandre have Eugene removed from the convent without Rose's knowledge?

6. Who is Emilie and what role does she have in Rose's family?

7. What does Rose learn about the profits from the family's plantation business?

8. What is the situation regarding Rose's filing for a legal separation from Alexandre?

9. Why is Alexandre once again absent from the family in 'Citoyenne'?

10. Why do Rose and Hortense make a trip to Rose's family's plantation home in 'Madam'?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret Rose. How does Gulland's portrayal of Rose differ from the real historical figure? What are Rose's defining character traits? What are her major goals in life?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the career of the author of the novel "The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B". Sandra Gulland. What other works has she written? Does she write in other genres? Is she respected in the literary world? What are some of the characteristics of her writing?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the tone of the novel "The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B". How does Gulland convey this tone? Does the tone change at any point in the novel? If so, what events prompt this change?

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