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. Catherine notes that there are no _________________ in Ralph's house.

2. What happens to Catherine in the carriage accident?

3. Who are the servants at Ralph's house?

4. Where have detectives found Antonio after he has been gone for years?

5. What did Ralph tell Antonio about his mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the secret garden, and gardens in general, symbolize in Catherine's life at this point?

2. Describe the carriage accident in which Ralph is hurt.

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

4. What is the one expectation that Truitt has of Catherine by sending her to St. Louis?

5. What do the secret garden and the Italian house symbolize?

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

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

8. How is the theme of isolation repeated as Catherine takes note of her new surroundings?

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

10. What role does deception play in the relationship between Catherine and Truitt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Antonio. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses some important instances of flashbacks in the story. Explain what a flashback is and cite at least two making sure to explain what makes each a flashback.

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