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Chatterton Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following phrases does Harriet use to describe her food?

2. What is Harriet's parrot holding in its beak?

3. Which poet's work has Chatterton seemed to have claimed as his own?

4. What do the stone stairs smell like?

5. What city do Philip and Charles travel to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Harriet fear?

2. What does Philip find out about Harriet in this chapter?

3. What do Wallis and Meredith see while they are working?

4. Why does Charles go to the antique store?

5. What is wrong with the tea Wallis makes Meredith?

6. Why does Charles not take money for the books?

7. What does Flint think about Chatterton's handwriting?

8. How does Vivien keep Charles' memory alive?

9. Why does Charles hesitate about accepting Harriet's proposal to write her memoirs?

10. Why is Chatterton excited about his life at the beginning of Chapter 13?

Essay Topics

Choose one of the characters alive at the end of the book. Compare his or her character to who he or she was at the beginning of the book to who he or she is at the end.

1) What did your character hope to achieve at the beginning of the book?

2) What events changed your character ideas about life?

3) How has your character changed by the end of the novel?

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?

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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