Brooklyn (novel) 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. Where does Miss Keegan go to live in Part III?

2. What is the name of the police officer who will keep a special watch on Mrs. Kehoe's boarding house if she removes the lock she put on the basement door?

3. What sport did Eilis's father and brothers listen to on summer Sundays?

4. What time does Tony pick Eilis up from the boarding house the first time he meets her there?

5. Who does Eilis attend the first parish dance with in Part III?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Eilis not have to pay for her tuition for Brooklyn College?

2. Why does Mrs. Kehoe want to speak with Eilis at the beginning of Part III, Section 1?

3. Why does Eilis not spend Christmas with Tony's family in Part III, Section 2?

4. What advice to Diana and Patty give Eilis before she goes to Coney Island with Tony?

5. What all does Eilis buy for her trip to Coney Island with Tony?

6. What does Eilis do to avoid the second parish dance in Part III, Section 1?

7. What do Tony, Maurice, and Laurence buy together, and what do they plan to do?

8. What does Eilis's mother tell Eilis about Rose's death?

9. What does Mr. Rosenblum suggest Eilis do when she asks him if there is anything she can read to prepared for the final exam?

10. Who is the new boarder who takes Eilis's old room in Part III, Section 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The overall mood in the novel is positive. What words would you use to describe the mood in the novel? How does the mood affect the reader’s attitude toward characters?

Essay Topic 2

Eilis spends her first Christmas at the parish hall. Why does Eilis spend her first Christmas in Brooklyn at the parish hall? Does she have other opportunities to spend her second Christmas than going to the parish hall? What does she choose to do and why does she make that decision?

Essay Topic 3

Eilis wants to be a bookkeeper. What expectations were there for married women in the 1950s? How might her relationship with Tony affect her career plans? How might it be possible for her to have a career even if she marries Tony?

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