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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. Who is Tomlinson, really?
2. What does Clarissa do with the proposed marriage settlement Lovelace gives to her?
3. Where is Clarissa planning to go while Lovelace visits the dying Lord M?
4. Where does Lovelace offer to take Clarissa to get her away from her family?
5. Lovelace tells his friend Belford that he's happy to have Clarissa under his control, but that only one thing takes away from his happiness. What is that one thing?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Lovelace has his "debate" with the God of Love, do you believe he has really changed his intentions toward Clarissa?
2. After Clarissa reveals that Lovelace used drugs to ravish her, the Howes suggest legal action. Why do you think no one brought up this idea before?
3. After Clarissa's return to the Widow Sinclair's house, do you think that she is right to be more pessimistic about the final outcome of her relationship with Lovelace?
4. Does Clarissa's challenge to debate with James change what you think of her character? Why or why not?
5. Why do you think Richardson decided to include Belton's death scene in the novel? What purpose does this scene serve?
6. In letter 31, we see one of Lovelace's own letters for the first time. Does he seem different than you expected, or about the same? Why and how?
7. Do you agree with Lovelace's interpretation of Clarissa's letter about going to her "father's house"? Why or why not?
8. Does Clarissa have the information she needs to decide whether or not to marry Lovelace? Why or why not?
9. Explain why Clarissa would think she has a "duty" to ask her family to give her a last blessing.
10. Why is Clarissa's response to Charlotte explaining why she can't marry Lovelace ironic?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Belford and Lovelace. Both of them are strongly effected by their relationship with Clarissa. Compare and contrast their responses to her.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Mrs. Harlowe and Mrs. Howe. How do their styles of parenting differ?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Widow Lovick and Widow Sinclair. Why is the status of each woman as a widow important?
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