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. How old was Catherine when her mother died?

2. What are Catherine's thoughts after Antonio says he doesn't want to hear from her until Ralph is dead?

3. Which of the following is NOT a food Antonio indulges in on a regular basis?

4. How old was Antonio when Ralph killed the person in #96?

5. What is the message of the telegram that Catherine sends to Antonio?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What is the significance of Catherine's clothing in the story?

4. What is the nature of the encounter between Catherine and Alice in present day St. Louis?

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

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

7. What do Truitt's open arms toward Antonio symbolize for Truitt and the other characters?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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