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

2. What does Charles have to confirm to the old gentleman that he does not have?

3. Why is Charles sucking his thumb on the train?

4. What does Harriet tell her cat Mother would like to do?

5. What is the name of Cumberland's partner?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Harriet fear her memories?

2. What is Flint's opinion on modern day literature?

3. How does Sadlier know the Seymour paintings are fake?

4. What does Harriet fear?

5. Why does Pat give away the painting?

6. How does Charles ease Harriet's mind?

7. How does the scene change when Mary arrives?

8. How does Harriet get what she wants from Vivien?

9. How did Chatterton start his career as a writer?

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

Essay 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

Examine the novel's chronological setting.

1) What were the main concerns during the 1990s? How does the author express these concerns?

2) How would the author have to change the novel if it were set in today's society?

Essay Topic 3

Replace the play's London setting with one of the following cities:

1. New York.

2. Paris.

3. Chicago.

What new meaning would the new setting give the book? How important is setting for developing meaning in a story?

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