Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does she notice about Claude's Open Air painting?
2. Ready to leave, what does the young woman do?
3. Where does Claude want to exhibit his painting?
4. Rejected for the Prix de Rome, what is Fagerolles now painting?
5. What ironic switch in attitude occurs when Christine finally agrees to go in public with Claude?
Short Essay Questions
1. How have the fortunes turned for Irma Bécot?
2. What is the showdown between Christine and the nude woman in Claude's painting?
3. Explain the result of Claude's and Christine's visit to the country.
4. What happens when Sandoz takes Claude back to visit the country where he once lived?
5. What is the physical evidence that Dubuche has already deserted to the enemy?
6. How does the reader understand that Claude earns a subsistence?
7. How does Claude hurt Christine deeply with his complaint about her dinner?
8. How is the decision made to return to Paris?
9. In what way is Christine's response to their love making a believable part of the story?
10. How does Zola's novel parallel the realism that Sandoz believes novels should portray?
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of contradictory moral values during the 19th century. Use Henriette and Christine versus Irma and Mathilde to point out these contradictions. Be sure to include how Christine manages to maintain her moral character even though she lives many years with Claude before they are married. Also include how Irma is tolerated in polite society whereas Christine is the subject of gossip and condemnation.
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of Jacques as Possibly Autistic. Re-read the passage in the middle of Chapter 8 where Jacques keeps repeating "nice cat, naughty cat." Discuss his behavior as possibly being that of an autistic child. Include in the essay both Claude's and Christine's reactions to the scene as people who do not know how to deal with such a child. Conclude with Jacques's reaction to Claude's outburst. Autism was not a recognizable disability in the 19th century, so is this possibly Zola's observation of such behavior without giving it a name?
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of The Development of the Rift Between Claude and Christine. Using this line from the end of Chapter 8--"Never again would they be all-in-all to each other; the rift between them could never be healed. The wife had despoiled the mistress, and marriage seems to have done away with love." Explain in the essay what Zola means by those statements.
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