Atonement 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. According to Emily, ________ paying for Robbie's education is unfair to Leon and the girls.

2. Who is the woman that strikes fear into the hearts of all the probationary nurses and staff?

3. What does Briony want to ask Marshall about, as she says a cowardly way to go about her plans?

4. Who says to Cecilia that they want to be in Briony's play and that is why they are upset?

5. According to Briony, "Writing is a form of _____."

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Betty furious with Emily?

2. What does Leon have to say about England in hot weather?

3. What does Emily think about the disappearance of the twins?

4. How does Briony reveal her true self within this section?

5. What is the explanation for the disembodied human leg that Briony thinks she sees?

6. Who approaches Cecilia as she is changing for dinner?

7. What is hanging high up in a tree above the three stragglers from the retreating British army?

8. What does Briony picture has happened to the twins?

9. Where does Cecilia run off to in order to be free of her mother?

10. What is Cecilia doing in response to the attack?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The vase becomes a symbolic item in this story, with its glorious return to the family, then its breaking, repair, and then eventual demise.

Part 1: What is the story of the vase's return to the family?

Part 2: How does the vase become broken in the first place?

Part 3: What does the breaking and repair of the case seem to symbolize in relation to the relationship between Robbie and Cecilia?

Essay Topic 2

The tragedy of Briony becomes all the more disturbing when the reader finds out she has an illness at the end of the story.

Part 1: What is the illness of Briony at the end of this book?

Part 2: What does this illness seem to say about the idea of memories?

Part 3: What might this illness be symbolic of within the context of the story? In other words, what might this illness seem to say about the idea of memory and about holding onto one's memories?

Essay Topic 3

The letter from Robbie to Cecilia sets off a chain of events in many respects. The importance of this letter cannot be denied.

Part 1: Why does Robbie write this letter in the first place? What is he trying to achieve?

Part 2: Why does Robbie decide to write another letter that is less crude? Why would he have been so crude in the first place?

Part 3: Why is Cecilia not bothered by the crudeness of the letter she does receive? What does this say about her?

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