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. Why is growing frail so hard for Moran?

2. What two things does McQuaid compliment as he sits with Moran?

3. Which character heads to bed early by pretending to be sick?

4. What is Rose's last name?

5. What does Moran realize about Rose once McQuaid leaves Great Meadows?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Moran ill tempered at the beginning of Section 2?

2. Why does Rose stop going to the evening mail group?

3. Why do the Moran's daughters come home to Great Meadow?

4. How does Moran feel about marrying Rose?

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

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

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

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

9. Why is it important that Moran's aging and increasing weakness is foreshadowed in Section 1 of the book?

10. Why is money a sensitive subject between Moran and McQuaid?

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

Rising action is the events that lead up to the climax.

1. Identify the rising action of the novel.

2. Explain why this is the rising action.

3. Discuss why the rising action is an important element in story telling.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the protagonist and antagonist of the novel. This will involve not only identifying both the protagonist and antagonist, but also supporting your choices with evidence from the novel. Once you have done this, compare and contrast the two characters.

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