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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Again under the spell of Paris, what does Claude do?
2. What purchases does Claude make to get started with his painting?
3. What does Claude blame Christine for when his painting does not come out the way he wants?
4. How is Claude when he and Sandoz return to Paris and go to a restaurant?
5. What is Mahoudeau's comment after the sculpture falls apart?
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 art in the grotesque. Discuss how the painting of the Dead Child is, in fact, a serious work of art. How does this address the idea that the purpose of art is not limited to being pretty. How should a person look at a work like the Dead Child? Why would Claude, the artist, not understand how such a painting could be ignored and dismissed?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic of Belief in the Intelligence of the Public. Point one of the essay should include the various reactions to Claude's Open Air painting. Point two should bring in an example like the reaction of the public to the invention of the airplane. Point three should be a more philosophical evaluation of public opinion in general.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the topic, The Past Cannot Be Recaptured. Using the things Claude and Sandoz see in the country, the essay should explain Zola's statement, "The past was but the cemetery of our illusions: one simply stubbed one's toes on the gravestones."
This section contains 420 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)