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. What does Paulina tell Lucy she received from Graham when traveling across France with her father?

2. Madame Beck tells Lucy that M. Paul cannot marry. How does Lucy respond to this?

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

4. Who does Ginevra end up eloping with?

5. Later that night, after Lucy has delivered the note to M. Paul, he stops by to read to the students. What does he read to them?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. Why does Madame Beck send Lucy on the errand to Madame Walravens?

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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