Amongst Women Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Moran complain about after asking Rose to marry him?

2. What do Moran and McQuaid talk about during Monaghan Day?

3. What does Rose know about Moran before she even meets him?

4. What word best describes Rose's mothers feelings about the marriage?

5. What word best describes the language McQuaid uses around his wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name one way in that Moran and Rose are very different.

2. Why does McQuaid leave Great Meadow early?

3. How does McQuaid compliment Moran's daughters during his visit?

4. What was Rose's first impression of Moran?

5. Describe the relationship between Rose and Moran's children.

6. What conclusion does Moran come to about Rose Brady?

7. What is Rose Brady's background prior to meeting Moran?

8. Why do the girls try so desperately to move Moran's attention away from Luke?

9. Why does Moran speak so highly about the war?

10. What makes the girls tense when Moran and McQuaid are talking?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The setting of Amongst Women plays a big role in the story itself. Describe the setting, both historically and geographically, and explain why it is so important to the novel and the development of the characters. Use examples from the novel to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the tone of the novel.

1. Discuss how the setting plays a role in creating the tone.

2. Discuss how the characters' actions help build the tone.

3. Discuss how the dialogue supports the tone.

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