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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. What does Leno Antiques ask their customers not to do?
2. What is the name of Seymour's old dealer?
3. What is Harriet's parrot holding in its beak?
4. What does Claire's mother want money for?
5. What does Cumberland have on his cheek?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Pat.
2. What does Harriet fear?
3. How does Charles find the original owner of the Chatterton portrait?
4. Why does Mary refuse to write Harriet's memoirs?
5. How does Harriet react when Charles mentions that she copied Harrison Bentley's plots for her novels?
6. Why does Charles hesitate about accepting Harriet's proposal to write her memoirs?
7. What do Harriet and Sarah discuss at Sarah's house?
8. Why is Charles happy that Chatterton's handwriting looks like it was written between 1790 and 1830?
9. What happens to Charles the following morning?
10. Why does Charles go to the antique store?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following historical figures in Ackroyd's novel and discuss how Ackroyd represents them in CHATTERTON and why he represents that person in that manner. Are there people who would argue against Ackroyd's representation of that person's life?
1. Thomas Chatterton
2. George Meredith
3. Mary Meredith
4. Henry Wallis
Essay Topic 2
The author wrote Chatterton in the third person. Why do you think the author chose to write the story in the third person? How do you think the meaning of the story would change if the author wrote it in the first person?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. How does the author use all these elements to create a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?
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