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. Who helps Rose sneak something into the wardrobe?

2. How does Moran feel about the idea of marrying Rose?

3. What rumor does McQuaid bring up about Moran?

4. What do Moran and McQuaid talk about during Monaghan Day?

5. Who, in particular, thinks Rose is making a mistake by entertaining Moran?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does McQuaid leave Great Meadow early?

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

7. What does McQuaid mean when he says, "Some people can not bear to come in second"?

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

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

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

Compare and contrast Moran from the beginning of the novel to the end. Does he change? If so, is it a positive change or a negative one and why? If you don't believe he changed; explain whether or not you think he needed to. Use examples from the novel to support your answers.

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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