Casting the Runes, and Other Ghost Stories 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 Mr. Davidson discover about Mr. Poshwitz, at the end of "The Uncommon Prayer-Book"?

2. Who killed Squire Francis Bowles?

3. Where does Squire Francis Bowles request to be buried, in "The Experiment"?

4. Where did John Haynes work?

5. How many prayer books does Mrs. Porter discuss with Mr. Davidson?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the relationship between Count Magnus and Mr. Wraxall? What purpose does this relationship serve in the story "Count Magnus." Why does James utilize this chemistry between characters?

Essay Topic 2

Define the term climax and decide where the point of climax is within a story of your choice. Explain how the event fits the definition of climax and site examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

What roles do villains play in James' stories. Choose two stories from James' collection and discuss how the villain interacts with the other characters. Is the villain always the ghost?

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