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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 Rose's first impression of Moran after they first meet?
2. How does Rose meet Moran?
3. Saying the Rosary is significant in what religion?
4. What do the locals begin to gossip about in Section 3?
5. What is the name of the farm that Moran and Rose live on?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the importance of the ritual of the Rosary?
2. Why is it important that Moran's aging and increasing weakness is foreshadowed in Section 1 of the book?
3. Why does Rose stop going to the evening mail group?
4. In Section 1, what seems to foreshadow a change of power between the family members?
5. How did Rose meet Moran?
6. Why is Moran angry that more than half his children left Ireland to work in England?
7. How does McQuaid compliment Moran's daughters during his visit?
8. What does McQuaid mean when he says, "Some people can not bear to come in second"?
9. Why is money a sensitive subject between Moran and McQuaid?
10. What is the girls' plan for making their father feel better?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea that Moran is a tragic hero can be debated.
1. Define a tragic hero.
2. Argue that Moran is or isn't a tragic hero, based on his character, personality, actions, and dialogue.
Essay Topic 2
Foreshadowing is often used in literature. It gives the reader insight into what might happen in the future. In Amongst Women, the author utilizes foreshadowing from the very beginning. Did the foreshadowing give the reader a better insight into what was to come? Or did it simply create more questions and suspense? State your opinion and support your answer with examples of foreshadowing from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the rural setting of Great Meadows and the urban setting of London and Dublin.
1. What could these two different types of settings represent?
2. Would the story have been as powerful had it taken place outside of Ireland? Why or why not?
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