Villette Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. A fortnight after Lucy's return to school, M. Paul delivers something to her. What is it?

2. Why does Lucy regularly visit the hotel?

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

4. What does Lucy win at the lottery?

5. How does Lucy view Paulina now that she is older?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Miss Marchmont.

2. How does Ginevra's uncle respond to her elopement?

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

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

5. How do others feel about M. Paul and Lucy's relationship in light of their differing religious views?

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

7. Why does Lucy decide to bury her letters from Dr. John?

8. How does Lucy feel about Pire Silas when she is first interacting with him?

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

10. How does M. Paul respond to Lucy's jealousy about Justine Marie?

Essay 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

Describe the relationship triangle that exists between Paulina, Graham, and Mr. Home. Which relationship holds the most tension? Which person is at the center of the triangle? How does the relationship triangle get resolved toward the end of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

The literary element of conflict is found throughout Lucy's story. Please define conflict as a literary function. Describe the following three types of conflict and give one example from the story for each of these types of conflict:

1) Man vs. man.

2) Man vs. self.

3) Man vs. society.

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