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

2. How does M. Paul react when he receives Lucy's gift for his fete-day?

3. Paulina asks Lucy her opinion of Graham. What does Lucy say about Graham?

4. While M. Paul is gone he writes letters to Lucy, what does he say about her religion?

5. Why is Paulina initially nervous to speak with Lucy about her feelings for Graham?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 31, Lucy is trying to create a plan to gain more independence, what is her plan?

3. Why is Rosine afraid to take a message to M. Paul?

4. 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?

5. Why is Lucy hesitant to let M. Paul in as a close friend?

6. What explanation does Ginevra give Lucy about the nun?

7. How did M. Paul keep his promise to the students and teachers of La Rue Fossette?

8. Describe Madame Walravens.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe what narration is and what type of narration was used in the story of Villette. Give three examples from the novel of how the use of narration in Villette was essential to the story. Please explain if you liked the type of narration used in Villette--why or why not? If possible, use examples from the story.

Essay Topic 2

When Charlotte Bronte wrote Villette, Gothic Novels were very popular. Please describe the qualifications of what makes a novel a Gothic novel. Provide three examples of elements that are found in Gothic novels and also found in the story of Villette.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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