The Beast in the Jungle 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. To where does John often have May accompany him as revealed at the beginning of Chapter 3?

2. What does the narrator say John kept up and felt very decently about in Chapter 3?

3. What does May claim is the only thing that concerns her after she and John begin discussing his secret in Chapter 3?

4. Where does John claim he first met May in Chapter 1?

5. What is May always sitting next to when John comes to see her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is John's opinion of marrying May?

2. How does John describe the events that led to May receiving property from a deceased relative in Chapter 2?

3. How does John describe how his life would be in the absence of everything in Chapter 5?

4. How is the setting of John and May's conversation in the house after the luncheon described in Chapter 1?

5. What does John say had become his occupation near the end of Chapter 5?

6. What type of things does the narrator describe May does with the guests of the luncheon in Chapter 1?

7. How does John describe the day he visited May for her birthday in Chapter 2?

8. How does John say he feels about May spending so much of her life concerned with his secret in Chapter 3?

9. What is the nature of John's talk of time and fate near the end of Chapter 3?

10. Describe the interaction between John and May when he believes she is not telling him something regarding the "Beast" at the end of Chapter 2.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the use of play imagery in the book. What purpose might the author have for presenting the story in such a way?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy in the book. Which character represents this the most?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the nature of the scenery in the book. What tone might the author have been hoping to set with the scenery in the book?

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