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. In the midst of his conflict with Michael, what can be considered Moran's anchor?

2. When Michael doesn't show up for the Rosary, where do Moran and Rose assume he is?

3. What benefits do the girls receive by having Rose around?

4. What event do the three girls and Michael attend?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is it about Moran that seems to regulate the mood in the house?

2. What causes Moran to become more and more morose throughout Section 4?

3. When do Luke and Moran finally reconnect?

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

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

6. How is Michael jeopardizing his future?

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

8. Why do the children appreciate Rose as a new addition to the family?

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

10. What shocks the girls at the St. Stephens Day dance?

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

Much of this novel takes place in the past through the use of flashbacks. Why do you think the author worked backwards in such a way rather than chronologically? Do you think these flashbacks helped in the development in the characters and if so, how?

Essay Topic 3

Rising action is the events that lead up to the climax.

1. Identify the rising action of the novel.

2. Explain why this is the rising action.

3. Discuss why the rising action is an important element in story telling.

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