Villette Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. After Mr. Home's leaves, who becomes Paulina's new object of affection?

2. In Chapter 14, what big summer celebration is going to take place?

3. Where does Dr. Graham frequently drop off Lucy while he is working?

4. What does Lucy spend time doing when the students are gone for the summer?

5. Why does Lucy regularly visit the hotel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reason does Lucy give Paulina for why she is a teacher?

2. Why does M. Paul disapprove of Lucy looking at the Cleopatra?

3. Why is Lucy taking German lessons?

4. Describe Paulina and Graham's relationship at the beginning of the book.

5. How do Dr. John and Mrs. Bretton become reunited with Mr. Home toward the middle of the book?

6. What happens to Lucy as she is looking for the inn in Villette?

7. Describe Rosine.

8. How does Lucy seem to feel about her vocation being made known to the Bassompierre's?

9. Why do Ginevra's words that she believed Lucy "a little nobody" not matter to Lucy?

10. How does Lucy come to be at La Terrasse?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lucy has significant relationships with both Paulina and Ginevra in the story. The reader can see, in the latter part of the novel, Lucy comparing the characters of Paulina and Ginevra to one another, and declaring one of them a better person than the other. Please compare and contrast Paulina and Ginevra's characters, give examples from the book, then explain which character you like more and why.

Essay Topic 2

The fear of being alone or forgotten seems to haunt Lucy. Give at least three examples of Lucy's fear of being alone and/or forgotten. How did this fear affect certain relationships that Lucy has? How does her fear affect her view of her life? Why do you think this fear exists for Lucy?

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is an element of literature that can be seen in several relationships throughout the novel. Describe the idea of foreshadowing; provide three examples of foreshadowing that can be found in Villette and explain why these examples can be seen as foreshadowing.

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