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 does Nell Morahan do for a living?

2. That winter what announcement does Sheila make?

3. What petty thing sparks a fight between Moran and Michael?

4. Who stood in for Moran during Maggie's wedding?

5. As Moran seems to lose his spark for life, what is it that he mentions he feels betrayed by?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Moran make the entire family join him in the ritual of the Rosary?

4. By Section 5, what is Moran losing that he treasures most?

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

6. How is Michael jeopardizing his future?

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

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

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

10. Why is Moran threatened by Rose?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Michael Moran, Sr. and Michael Moran, Jr. Keep in mind that while these two men seem quite different, they do share many similarities. Discuss both their commonalities and differences in character. Be sure to support your opinions with examples 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

Compare and contrast the protagonist and antagonist of the novel. This will involve not only identifying both the protagonist and antagonist, but also supporting your choices with evidence from the novel. Once you have done this, compare and contrast the two characters.

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