Chatterton Test | Mid-Book 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. 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

Essay Topic 1

What are the arguments for and against forgery? What are Ackroyd's opinions on forgery and how does he express them? Do you agree or disagree with Ackroyd's opinions?

Essay Topic 2

Aside from the main characters, examine the way the author uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

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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