Chatterton Test | Final 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. What does Harriet say everyone needs?

2. What does Chatterton describe the boy's breeches as?

3. Where does Vivian take shelter from the rain?

4. What does Chatterton pass on the way to his publisher's office?

5. What does Flint think about Charles' death?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Charles die?

2. How does Harriet act during Charles' funeral service?

3. What does Chatterton's friend suggest as a cure for Chatterton's STD?

4. How does the scene change when Mary arrives?

5. Why does Edward claim he does not like the Chatterton portrait?

6. In what way do Charles and Vivien view Chatterton's papers differently?

7. What does Chatterton do during the morning?

8. How does Merk try to prove that the Seymour painting are not fake?

9. What does Wallis think about George and Mary Meredith?

10. How does Vivien keep Charles' memory alive?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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