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 is the main topic of conversation between Moran and McQuaid?

2. What lie does McQuaid tell Moran at the end of their discussion?

3. How does Moran react when the girls bring up some of the stories they have heard spoken of about Monaghan Days past?

4. Moran has a hatred and fear of what two things?

5. McQuaid is quite successful despite his lack of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the girls upset with Michael when Moran dies?

2. By Section 5, what is Moran losing that he treasures most?

3. Why is Moran angry that more than half his children left Ireland to work in England?

4. When do Luke and Moran finally reconnect?

5. What is the significance of the girls chatting and laughing as they leave Moran's grave?

6. Where does Michael go to escape his father's wrath?

7. How is Moran's age affecting his relationship with his family and friends?

8. How does Moran respond when he is questioned about threatening Michael with his gun?

9. What are Moran's feelings about Rose during their post office courtship?

10. What begins to happen to Moran physically after Maggie brings home her newborn son?

Essay 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

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

Discuss what you think the moral of the novel might be?

1. Support your analysis with examples from the novel.

2. Make sure to look at both what the reader can glean from the novel as well as what the characters in the story might have learned.

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