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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. What word does Domino write in the snow when Henri asks him to desert?
2. What does Villanelle teach Henri to do while they are in Venice?
3. What does Patrick say goes well with spirits when Henri asks him to desert?
4. How does Villanelle lose to her husband when he finds her?
5. Why won´t the prosecuting attorney be bribed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Henri find in the sixth room of the Queen's house? How complete is it? What is important about this?
2. What is the name of the prosecuting attorney that Villanelle tries to bribe? Why won't he accept her money?
3. When Henri asks Patrick to desert with him, what does Patrick say? What is Henri´s reaction to the state of his good friend?
4. When Villanelle visits the Queen in Chapter 4, what does she realize about their relationship? What is she afraid of while she visits? What does she do to protect herself?
5. When Villanelle's husband catches up with her, what do they do to settle the score? What happens to Villanelle?
6. What do the Russian peasants call the czar? What do they do as the Napoleonic army arrives?
7. In the beginning of Chapter 4, who haunts Henri in his room? Why are his hands greasy? What does this person ask Henri?
8. What does Villanelle use her inheritance to buy? What is unusual about this?
9. What game does Villanelle say she entered with the Queen of Spades? What was the wager?
10. How does Villanelle know the cook? What connection does Henri finally make between him, Villanelle, and her fluency in French?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In The Passion, sexuality is a key theme. Write an essay on the role of sexuality and gender in the novel, and its effect on the characters. Be sure to use at least three characters in your argument.
Essay Topic 2
The old homeless woman that Villanelle talks to in Venice is a key figure in the novel. Write an essay on what role her character plays and her affect on the other characters in the novel. Make sure to use at least 2 examples on your essay.
Essay Topic 3
Sexual roles an important part in the interaction between the characters of The Passion. Using at least 3 characters, write an essay on the theme of how sexual roles are represented in the novel.
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