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. Betty will get upset with the twins and with the children if they do not come down for _______ immediately.

2. After the attack, plainclothesmen interview everyone except ___________.

3. When was the first time Robbie saw Cecilia after he got out of prison?

4. How was Lola grabbed during her attack, making it more difficult for her to identify her attacker?

5. Who is glaring at Robbie as the dinner meal is beginning?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What has happened to Lola, according to Briony?

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 Jack's response to the disappearance of the twins?

6. Why is Briony the one who is left with the adults to tell the story?

7. When Cecilia puts on the pink dress, who does she think she looks like?

8. What does Robbie have to say about the letter that he wrote to Cecilia?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The fountain scene between Robbie and Cecilia is one that begins to turn Briony's attention to darker perceptions of the two characters.

Part 1: Describe what actually happens at the fountain between Robbie and Cecilia.

Part 2: Describe what Briony perceives to have happened during this conversation between the two.

Part 3: Why do you think Cecilia reacted in the scene the way she did? What does this seem to say to Briony?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of imagination is one that plays out throughout this story. Many characters have dreams, while others take everyday events and turn them into fantastic stories.

Part 1: Does the introduction of imagination cause this story to be believable? In other words, can the reader trust everything he/she reads?

Part 2: Does imagination seem to create positive results or negative results? Or both?

Part 3: Describe one scene in which imagination plays a central role. What is the outcome of this situation?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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