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. Which of the following is NOT how Catherine describes Ralph to Antonio?

2. What does Antonio do during Violet's funeral?

3. Catherine writes to ask Ralph if she may purchase ____________________.

4. When Ralph was a young man, he used arsenic as an aphrodisiac in ___________________.

5. What does Ralph admit to Catherine one night?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the link between poison and passion for Truitt at this point in his life?

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

3. What does Antonio threaten to do if Catherine doesn't carry through on her promise to kill Truitt?

4. What does Truitt do regarding his business as his health rapidly deteriorates?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Truitt and Catherine. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, and socialization.

Essay Topic 3

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

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