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. Moran fought for the IRA in the war. What does IRA stand for?

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

3. What type of work did Rose do before she returned to Ireland?

4. Why is growing frail so hard for Moran?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is it important that Moran's aging and increasing weakness is foreshadowed in Section 1 of the book?

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

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

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

7. How does Moran justify his resentment towards McQuaid?

8. Describe the relationship between Moran and McQuaid.

9. How does Moran feel about marrying Rose?

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

Analyze the ending of the novel. Do you think Moran needed to die for the women to feel free? Why or why not. Support your answer with examples and quotes from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Hubris plays a major role in the a few of the characters in the novel. Explore the role of hubris in novel and explain whether or not you think it had a positive or negative affect (or both) on the characters. Be sure to not only define hubris but explain how it affected the characters.

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