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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 kind of music does Harriet turn the radio to?
2. What kind of critic is Sarah Tilt?
3. Which poet's work has Chatterton seemed to have claimed as his own?
4. What name is Thomas Chatterton also known as?
5. What blood line does Cumberland tell Vivien she has in her?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Pat.
2. What is special about St. Mary Redcliffe Church?
3. Why does Mary refuse to write Harriet's memoirs?
4. What do Harriet and Sarah discuss at Sarah's house?
5. What does Harriet fear?
6. Why does Harriet want to go to the art gallery?
7. What is the problem with Charles' portrait?
8. What does the elderly man say to Charles on the phone?
9. Describe Chatterton's upbringing.
10. How does Charles find the original owner of the Chatterton portrait?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the characters in the novel and discuss how he or she would cope in two of the following scenarios:
1. The police come and arrest the character for forgery.
2. The character's closest friend dies.
3. The character is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
4. The character's work becomes world renowned.
5. The character is faced with bankruptcy.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
What are the main turning points of the novel? How does Ackroyd develop his story to get to each turning point? What happens to the story after a major turning point?
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