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. What is the name of the ship that Lucy takes to France?

2. How does Lucy feel her first night in London?

3. What disaster happens during the play that leads to the patrons being evacuated from the hall?

4. What does M. de Bassompierre ask Lucy to do for Paulina?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Lucy taking German lessons?

4. How does Lucy view Isidore?

5. How does Lucy view Paulina when she first comes to stay with the Brettons?

6. Why does Lucy deny that she has feelings for Dr. John?

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

8. How is Lucy after Miss Marchmont's death?

9. Describe Miss Marchmont.

10. How does Paulina act when Mr. Home returns to the Bretton's in the beginning of the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Paulina and Lucy are close friends by the end of the novel; however, their life experiences are drastically different. Compare Lucy and Paulina's character traits. Compare and contrast Lucy and Paulina's life circumstances? What about Lucy and Paulina's characters seem to draw them into friendship?

Essay Topic 3

In the early chapters of the book we find Lucy alone and hopeless. At the end of the book we find Lucy still somewhat alone, but no longer hopeless. Who or what plays a role in Lucy moving from a place of hopelessness to a place of hope? Describe how Lucy gains hope throughout her journey in the novel.

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