Brideshead Revisited Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Charles agree to fund for his children?

2. What will Charles' painting be sold off to pay?

3. What is Charles' daughter's name?

4. Who does Charles agree to go and find in this section?

5. What surprises the family about Lord Marchmain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What did the upper classes lose after the Second World War? Does the book suggest they were already losing their identity? In what ways do you think the upper classes were important for Britain at that time and in the past?

Essay Topic 2

The novel is partly set in London.

1) What meaning does London bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that is set in London?

2) How different do you think today's London is to the London in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's London?

3) How do you think the interior settings of the novel contribute to the novel's dark atmosphere?

Essay Topic 3

Examine religion in American society. What are the main religions? What different denominations are there? Are certain areas of America more religious than others? What is Waugh's opinion on religion?

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