The Necklace” Study Guide Vocabulary

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Study Guide
Using the “Words to Know” at the bottom of page 36 in you literature text
and the sentences above them on the same page, fill in the correct word for
each sentence.
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Comprehension Questions
1. Why is Madame Loisel unhappy with her life at the beginning of the
2. Why does Madame Loisel borrow a necklace from Madame Forestier?
3. How does Madame Loisel change as a result of her experiences?
4. List three of the main characters and give a brief description of each.
5. What is the main conflict of this story?
6. Why doesn’t Madame Loisel want to attend the dance?
7. A selfless individual puts the needs of others before themselves. Explain
why Mr. Loisel can be considered selfless using at least 3 examples.
8. After hearing that the necklace was an imitation, will this news improve
or destroy the rest of Mme. Loisel's life? Explain.
Choices and Challenges
Choose one of the following two topics and respond to it in short essay
format. Attach the short essay to this study guide.
A. You are writing the next part of the story. What do you think Madame
Loisel’s life will be like now that she has paid off her debt and found the real
value of the necklace? Briefly write a sequel to the story that explains how
she has come to terms with what has happened.
B. “Success is getting what you want, but happiness is wanting what you get.”
How is this quote relevant to the characters and themes in “The Necklace”?