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 Maggie report about Luke?

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

3. How does Rose respond when Moran tells her that the family managed well enough before she came?

4. What does Maggie report that Luke is doing in London?

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

3. What does Mark do that Moran finds ludicrous?

4. Where does Michael go to escape his father's wrath?

5. In Section 5, what fills the house with joy?

6. As time goes on, what becomes the most important thing in Moran's life?

7. When do Luke and Moran finally reconnect?

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

9. What subject infuriates Moran and sparks a fight between he and Rose?

10. How is Michael jeopardizing his future?

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

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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