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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. On what occasion does Mark visit Great Meadow?
2. Who else in the family also advocated for Maggie to leave and train as a nurse?
3. On the way home from the wedding, what does Moran make everyone do in the car to save time?
4. As Moran seems to lose his spark for life, what is it that he mentions he feels betrayed by?
5. Where do Nell and Michael make love?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Maggie so confident when she leaves for London?
2. What does Moran do when he finds out Michael quit school?
3. What does Mark do that Moran finds ludicrous?
4. When do Luke and Moran finally reconnect?
5. What is it about Moran that seems to regulate the mood in the house?
6. Why do the children appreciate Rose as a new addition to the family?
7. What begins to happen to Moran physically after Maggie brings home her newborn son?
8. What causes Moran to become more and more morose throughout Section 4?
9. In Section 5, what fills the house with joy?
10. How does Moran respond when he is questioned about threatening Michael with his gun?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Moran had a strained relationship with all of his children, but certainly more so with his sons. Analyze why it is that Moran got along better with women. Use examples from the book and quotes that might help support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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