A Reliable Wife Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert Goolrick
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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. How does Ralph express his longing for Catherine?

2. Ralph's mother could best be described as ________________________.

3. Ralph's mother told him that he was born ____________________.

4. What color is the small bottle that Catherine pays attention to while unpacking?

5. Catherine has studied which language?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Catherine prostitute herself and how does Alice end up doing the same thing?

2. What are some of Truitt's thoughts during his delirium, especially related to his domineering mother and his own youthful thoughts of lust?

3. What do Malloy and Fisk report to Catherine regarding Antonio and to what do they reluctantly agree to do for Catherine?

4. In what way does Ralph and Catherine's relationship begin with a lie?

5. What did Truitt discover when he went to Chicago one last time to try to help Emilia and why does he think he finally abandoned her?

6. In what way are Truitt and Antonio similar in the way they use sex?

7. How does Truitt feel when Catherine returns home without Antonio and what is Truitt's suggestion for their life?

8. What were the circumstances in which Emilia left Truitt?

9. What is Ralph Truitt doing as the novel begins?

10. Describe the scenario where Catherine observes Antonio in the restaurant.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the novel and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 2

Why does Ralph allow himself to be gradually poisoned by Catherine, even after he's aware of what's happening to him? What does this decision say about his character?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Larsens. What are their roles in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating the Larsens in the story?

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