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 do the locals begin to gossip about in Section 3?

2. What kind of car does McQuaid drive?

3. What did Rose have plenty of in her younger days?

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

5. Why does Rose stop going to the post office?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Moran out of sorts the morning after he fights with Rose?

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

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

6. What does Mark do that Moran finds ludicrous?

7. Why is Moran threatened by Rose?

8. As time goes on, what becomes the most important thing in Moran's life?

9. How does Moran feel about marrying Rose?

10. What is the girls' plan for making their father feel better?

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 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

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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