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 many daughter's does Moran have?

2. After the war, what does Moran give to McQuaid?

3. What rumor does McQuaid bring up about Moran?

4. Moran has a hatred and fear of what two things?

5. What word best describes the language McQuaid uses around his wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Moran's feelings about Rose during their post office courtship?

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

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

4. Describe McQuaid's language towards his wife.

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

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

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

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

9. Why is money a sensitive subject between Moran and McQuaid?

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

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

Analyze the tone of the novel.

1. Discuss how the setting plays a role in creating the tone.

2. Discuss how the characters' actions help build the tone.

3. Discuss how the dialogue supports the tone.

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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