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

2. What business has made McQuaid so successful after the war?

3. What do the locals begin to gossip about in Section 3?

4. What does Moran shoot with his shotgun?

5. Which two characters prepare the house for the big celebration?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does McQuaid leave Great Meadow early?

3. Describe McQuaid's language towards his wife.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is the importance of the ritual of the Rosary?

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

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

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.

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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