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. Who does Briony say is the attack of the answer to #151?

2. What happened on the beautiful morning of June, 1932, as recalled by Robbie during his travels?

3. Who do the twins blame for having to be in the house of the Tallis family?

4. Who treats the inspectors in a condescending manner?

5. What is Briony certain will benefit her writing, even if it means hurting others and invading their privacy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Briony decide about the letter that Robbie has written to Cecilia?

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

4. What does Briony think Cecilia is telling Leon when Briony sees them walking together a distance away?

5. What is Jack's response to the disappearance of the twins?

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

7. Who interrupts Briony as she is trying to write a new story?

8. Why do the probationers live in constant fear of Sister Marjorie Drummond?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The men of the story seem to play more of a background role, even though they are an integral part of the action.

Part 1: Describe the role of Leon. Who is he and what does he provide for the story?

Part 2: Describe the character of Paul Marshall. Who is he and what does he bring to the story?

Part 3: Describe the character of Robbie. Who is he and what does he bring to the story?

Essay Topic 2

Lola is the sister that does not necessarily seem that important to the story at first, but her role develops as the pages turn.

Part 1: Describe the character of Lola. What are some of the characteristics that set her apart from the others?

Part 2: What happens to Lola in the pivotal scene of violence?

Part 3: Why do you think Lola goes along with Briony's lie? Why does she not refute it?

Essay Topic 3

The idea of atonement is not a surprising theme, given the title of the book.

Part 1: Who is the character that decides he/she needs to atone for his/her sins?

Part 2: Why does this character feel the way he/she does?

Part 3: Do you think this character is genuine in his/her desire to make things right? Why or why not?

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