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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 does Henri say about Villanelle if they were to marry?
2. What does the Jewish man want to exchange with the woman he meets on the street?
3. When Henri first reaches Venice, how long does he sleep for?
4. Why does Henri have a private room?
5. Where is Henri´s company marching in the beginning of Chapter 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Villanelle tell Henri he must find in the Queen's house? How does Villanelle convince Henri to do this?
2. When Henri asks Domino to desert with him, what does Domino write? What does Domino give Henri as he leaves?
3. What does Henri do after he kills Villanelle's husband? What is Villanelle's reaction?
4. How long does Villanelle say she knew the Queen of Spades? How many nights did they have together?
5. At the end of the novel, what does Henri see in the boat with Villanelle? What does he wonder about this?
6. How does Villanelle know the cook? What connection does Henri finally make between him, Villanelle, and her fluency in French?
7. Why does Villanelle decide to marry the meat man? What does she say they had in common?
8. In the beginning of Chapter 4, who haunts Henri in his room? Why are his hands greasy? What does this person ask Henri?
9. What game does Villanelle say she entered with the Queen of Spades? What was the wager?
10. What is the only time that Henri sees Villanelle's feet? What is Henri's reaction to her feet?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Winterson uses nature and the earth's elements often in the novel. Choose 3 elements prevalent in the novel and write an essay on their usage and importance to the story.
Essay Topic 2
In The Passion, religion plays an important part of the lives of many of the characters. Also, Winterson uses religious terminology and diction often in the novel. Write an essay on the influence of religion on the characters of the novel and the novel itself. What does religion bring to The Passion?
Essay Topic 3
Money is an extremely important element in The Passion. Write an essay on the role of money in the novel and how it affects the relationships between characters. Be sure to include at least 3 examples of the importance of money during interactions between characters.
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