Villette Test | Final 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. In Chapter 41, M. Paul comes back to the Rue Fossette to say goodbye to Lucy. What is his reaction when he first sees her?

2. How does Lucy respond to the comments from Messieurs Boissec and Rochemorte as they are testing her?

3. When Paulina and her father discuss Paulina's love for Graham, what do we learn about Paulina?

4. What does M. Paul say when he joins Lucy in the alley and notices her pale coloring?

5. All the students and teacher bring something for M. Paul to celebrate his fete. What do they bring?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Lucy want to take the public examination?

2. How does M. de Bassompierre react when Graham speaks with him about Paulina?

3. Lucy sees her friends the Brettons and de Bassompierre's at the fete-night and overhears their conversation. What is said and how does it make Lucy feel?

4. Madame Beck tells Lucy she cannot marry M. Paul. Why does Lucy think Madame Beck is saying this?

5. Why did M. Paul drive Madame Panache out of La Rue Fossette?

6. Why is Zylie so interested in M. Paul?

7. When Lucy sees M. Paul arrive at the fete night with Justine Marie, what does she think?

8. Lucy closes the book letting her readers know that M. Paul is expected in November and letting the reader know of the many storms that have claimed lives in the seas. What is one ending regarding Lucy and M. Paul the reader can infer?

9. Why does M. Paul have a study at the boys' college?

10. Why doesn't Lucy give M. Paul his watchguard at first?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Religion is a theme seen throughout the novel. Explain the role that religion play in the following settings/relationships:

a) Between Lucy and her students.

b) In Lucy's relationship with M. Paul.

c) In how others in France (e.g., Pire Silas, Madame Beck) view Lucy.

Essay Topic 3

Give three examples of Lucy's attempts or actions taken toward her own independence. How does Lucy's quest for independence mirror or differ from your own? Please give at least two examples of the similarities or differences.

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