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. Who seems to have her eye on M. Paul as a potential husband?

2. Two associates from the college are at La Rue Fossette to test Lucy. Why?

3. In Chapter 41, what does Lucy confess to M. Paul that she is worried about?

4. What does Lucy tell the reader about Paulina and Graham's marriage?

5. When Madame Beck refuses to leave the room where Lucy and M. Paul are saying goodbye, what does M. Paul do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What rumors has Lucy heard that may be the reason behind M. Paul's departure from Europe?

4. What shift do we see in M. Paul and Lucy's relationship while they are in the country for breakfast?

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

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

7. Describe Madame Walravens.

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

9. How does Lucy feel about Paulina and Graham's relationship?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Both M. Paul and Graham are friends of Lucy's, but they both interpret her character in different ways. Describe how both M. Paul and Graham see Lucy. Which man do you think truly knows Lucy's real character? What makes you feel this way? Please use examples from the book to defend your point of view.

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

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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