Amsterdam Test | Mid-Book 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 type of story is featured in The Judge the day of Vernon's first meeting in the novel?

2. Where is George's mansion located?

3. What is Julian's occupation?

4. What is Clive's last name?

5. What type of personality is George known to have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Julian's character.

2. Why is Molly's death humiliating in Clive's eyes?

3. Describe Clive's character.

4. How are George, Clive, Vernon, and Julian connected?

5. Describe Molly's character.

6. How far is Vernon willing to go to ruin Julian's life?

7. What chance of a lifetime does Clive get?

8. What is the relationship like between Clive and Vernon in Chapter Two?

9. How does George get the photos?

10. Why does Clive want to go to the Lake District?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the ways in which each character fails to see their own shortcomings, even up to the end of the novel where the only thing that all of them cares about is revenge.

Essay Topic 2

How is the novel Amsterdam controversial? How do you think society views this book? Is Ian McEwan trying to teach a lesson about euthanasia? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the foreshadowing that occurs throughout the novel. What predictions do you make based on foreshadowing? Are your predictions correct? Cite at least three quotes from the novel.

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