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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. Where does Rose advocate Maggie to go to train as a nurse?
2. What does Rose tell Michael he must do to make everything better with Moran?
3. Where do Sean and Sheila get married?
4. As Moran seems to lose his spark for life, what is it that he mentions he feels betrayed by?
5. What does Moran tell Michael to do when he finds out about his sons affair with Nell?
Short Essay Questions
1. What bad habits does Michael engage in once all his sisters leave the house?
2. What does Mark do that Moran finds ludicrous?
3. Why is Moran out of sorts the morning after he fights with Rose?
4. What do Moran and Rose think when Michael isn't present for the Rosary?
5. Why is Moran threatened by Rose?
6. As time goes on, what becomes the most important thing in Moran's life?
7. How does Moran respond when he is questioned about threatening Michael with his gun?
8. Where does Michael go to escape his father's wrath?
9. Why is Maggie so confident when she leaves for London?
10. When do Luke and Moran finally reconnect?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
McQuaid played a big role in Moran's life even though he was only a minor character in the book.
1. Discuss what McQuaid might have represented to Moran and support your answer with examples from the novel.
2. Do you think Moran deciding to end his friendship with McQuaid was the right thing to do? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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