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Amongst Women Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the wedding reception located?



2. The last true observance of Monaghan Day also marks the end of a relationship between which two characters?



3. What is Rose's last name?



4. What word best describes Moran's feelings about the wedding?



5. When McQuaid leaves he says, "Some people can not bear to come in second", to whom is he referring?



Short Essay Questions

1. What causes Moran to become more and more morose throughout Section 4?



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



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



4. How does Moran respond to Michael's new way of life?



5. What does Moran realize as McQuaid leaves the house?



6. What bad habits does Michael engage in once all his sisters leave the house?



7. What was Moran's greatest failing?



8. Describe McQuaid's language towards his wife.



9. Describe Mona's relationship with her father and Rose.



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



Essay Topics

Discuss the idea of gender roles as portrayed in the novel.

1. Do you think this novel is portrays women in a positive light? Why or why not?

2. Do you think that the men in the novel show respect to the women in their lives? If so, how? If not, why do you think they disrespect women? Use examples from the novel to support your opinions.

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.

Much of this novel takes place in the past through the use of flashbacks. Why do you think the author worked backwards in such a way rather than chronologically? Do you think these flashbacks helped in the development in the characters and if so, how?

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