Amongst Women Test | Final 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 event do the three girls and Michael attend?

2. Why does young Michael cry during the ritual of the Rosary?

3. What type of jobs were both Mona and Sheila offered?

4. What does Moran eye during the fight that makes Michael nervous?

5. Moran writes to Luke asking him to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mark do that Moran finds ludicrous?

2. How does Moran respond when he is questioned about threatening Michael with his gun?

3. What bad habits does Michael engage in once all his sisters leave the house?

4. Where does Michael go to escape his father's wrath?

5. What begins to happen to Moran physically after Maggie brings home her newborn son?

6. How is Michael jeopardizing his future?

7. Why is Moran threatened by Rose?

8. Why is Maggie so confident when she leaves for London?

9. How is Maggie's life changed by Rose becoming part of the family?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Amongst Women focuses heavily on a few male characters, but it is their interactions with women that make for the most interesting parts of the novel. The female characters evolve quite a bit throughout the novel. Discuss the change the female characters go through. Describe their role at the beginning and compare it to their role at the end. How is it different? Why did it change?

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

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.

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