A Reliable Wife Test | Final 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. What is a doctor's diagnosis of Ralph's condition?

2. Who does Catherine hire in Chicago to work in the Italian house?

3. How did Catherine earn money to take care of herself and Alice?

4. How does Antonio break up with Violet?

5. How does Violet die?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Antonio reveal to Catherine about his mother's death and what does he say he feels towards his father?

2. What does Truitt confide to Catherine about Emilia's behavior after she left and how her life deteriorated?

3. What does Catherine do to show that she is no longer trying to poison Truitt and is going to help him heal?

4. When does Truitt realize he is being poisoned and what does he do about it?

5. What had been Truitt's experience with arsenic when he was a younger man?

6. How long does Catherine wait before going to see Antonio and why does she write to Truitt about her upcoming visit?

7. How does a nightly glass of water symbolize Mrs. Larsen as a mother figure?

8. How can the phrase, "Such things happened" be interpreted as it relates to Alice's dismal life?

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

10. What happens between Antonio (Manetti) and Catherine when she finally goes to his apartment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several events of foreshadowing in the book. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Truitt and Antonio. How are they different? How are they similar? Why is Catherine so attracted to both of them?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does the author use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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