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 kind of car does McQuaid drive?

2. What does Rose know about Moran before she even meets him?

3. What does McQuaid drink instead of the tea the girls make?

4. What term is used to describe the rumors floating around about Moran?

5. Moran's daughters plan a surprise revival of what special day?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Section 1, what seems to foreshadow a change of power between the family members?

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

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

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

5. How does McQuaid compliment Moran's daughters during his visit?

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

7. Describe the relationship between Moran and McQuaid.

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

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

10. How did Rose meet Moran?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Michael Moran, Sr. and Michael Moran, Jr. Keep in mind that while these two men seem quite different, they do share many similarities. Discuss both their commonalities and differences in character. Be sure to support your opinions with examples from the novel.

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