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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. Where does the elderly woman say she is going for the weekend when she leaves her son a message in Chapter 26?
2. Who has gotten Isabelle a clerical position working for the Germans in Chapter 21?
3. How are the false papers for the Jewish orphan passed to Vianne in Chapter 30?
4. To whom does Vianne take the orphan boy in Chapter 29?
5. How many airmen has Isabelle now brought across the Pyrenees in Chapter 21?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Von Richter's suggestion regarding the orphanage help to develop the plot of the novel?
2. Where does Vianne go in order to search for Isabelle in Chapter 37?
3. How are the characters of Vianne and Isabelle compared in Chapter 29?
4. What is revealed through the conversation between Vianne and Gaetan in Chapter 25?
5. How is the theme of love developed in Chapter 25?
6. What does Vianne say about hate in Chapter 38?
7. What is revealed through Vianne's actions in Chapter 29?
8. What is symbolized by the cloths tied to the apple tree in the narrative?
9. How is the theme of war developed further in Chapter 33?
10. What happens to Beck in Chapter 25? How does this event develop the plot of the narrative?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the themes of gender and womanhood in The Nightingale. In what ways are the roles of women challenged in the course of the story? How does Isabelle perceive the role of women? How does Vianne?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the character of Julien in the novel. What is Julien's relationship like with his daughters? How does the relationship between Julien, Isabelle, and Vianne change in the course of the story? What happens to Julien?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the character of Madame Babineau in The Nightingale. How does Madame Babineau help Isabelle in her missions for the resistance? What happens to Madame Babineau in the novel?
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