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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 does Moran want to do when Michael returns?
2. Where does Nell Morahan live?
3. In the midst of his conflict with Michael, what can be considered Moran's anchor?
4. What nightly ritual does Rose become involved in?
5. Where does Rose advocate Maggie to go to train as a nurse?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Moran respond when he is questioned about threatening Michael with his gun?
2. By Section 5, what is Moran losing that he treasures most?
3. What do Moran and Rose think when Michael isn't present for the Rosary?
4. How does Moran respond to Michael's new way of life?
5. What shocks the girls at the St. Stephens Day dance?
6. Why is Moran threatened by Rose?
7. What bad habits does Michael engage in once all his sisters leave the house?
8. Why does Moran make the entire family join him in the ritual of the Rosary?
9. What does Moran do when he finds out Michael quit school?
10. What does Mark do that Moran finds ludicrous?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea that Moran is a tragic hero can be debated.
1. Define a tragic hero.
2. Argue that Moran is or isn't a tragic hero, based on his character, personality, actions, and dialogue.
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
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?
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