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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Christine suggests they go away somewhere to be happy, what is Claude's reply?
2. Who takes charge of the funeral and getting Christine to the hospital?
3. Why are Sandoz and Claude depressed after visiting Dubuche in the country?
4. How does Claude afford a larger studio to work on his masterpiece?
5. How does Christine confront Claude about the nude woman in his painting?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of Zola's Use of Simile in THE MASTERPIECE. Going through the novel, pick out three similes that particularly impress you and build your essay around those. (For example, Zola refers to life in the "secluded little mansion in Passy...as smooth and regular as the gentle ticking of its antiquated clocks.") Points of the essay should include (1) why you chose the similes, (2) how they made a passage clearer, and (3) how easy they are to understand.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of How Sandoz and Claude See ChaÃ®ne Differently. Using the passage where they meet ChaÃ®ne at the carnival, explain how and why Sandoz sees ChaÃ®ne in a completely different light from the way Claude sees him. Explain why Sandoz sees so much clearer than Claude does.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of Art and Art Dealers. The essay topics should include (1) Naudet who could tell which artists could make him money but had no idea about which artist could become a great painter; (2) Bongrand's accusation that art had been reduced to francs, and (3) Malgras who recognized good art but resorted to cheating the artists.
This section contains 429 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)