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 relationship between Rose and Moran?

2. What ritual does Moran do every night before bed?

3. Despite the fact that he asks for the opinions of others, what does Moran usually do?

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

5. Why does Rose make a habit of joining the evening mail group?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Maggie return to her job of nursing?

3. What does Mark do that Moran finds ludicrous?

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

5. Why is Moran threatened by Rose?

6. What shocks the girls at the St. Stephens Day dance?

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

8. Why is Maggie so confident when she leaves for London?

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

10. What do Moran and Rose think when Michael isn't present for the Rosary?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Moran had a strained relationship with all of his children, but certainly more so with his sons. Analyze why it is that Moran got along better with women. Use examples from the book and quotes that might help support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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