A Reliable Wife Test | Final Test - Hard

Robert Goolrick
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Italian house is a metaphor for what?

2. When did Antonio have sex with Catherine's sister?

3. How old was Alice when she was kept by a forty-year-old man?

4. How old was Catherine when she became the mistress of a married man?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A RELIABLE WIFE is a classic story of good vs. evil. What does that classification entail? Why does this story fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Explain why Catherine becomes obsessed with nurturing and reviving the "secret garden" of the Italian house? What insights does this preoccupation reveal about Catherine's character?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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