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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Eddie, why should it be obvious to Portia that he loves her?
2. What physical change has come over Portia during her trip?
3. Whose feelings did Portia hurt by not spending enough time with them?
4. When Portia comes home early, whom does she find having tea with Anna?
5. What did Mr. Bursely call Portia?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Portia has many weaknesses; her insecurity, her eerie silence, et cetera. Choose one of these weaknesses, and examine how it might have contributed to her poor relationship with Eddie. After the relationship with Eddie came to an end, was this facet of her character improved, or worsened? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
This novel is a tale of a girl's passage into womanhood. What were the major turning points for Portia? At which points did she make great progress toward her coming of age? Who, or what, influenced this progression? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Major Brutt was shocked by the idea that Anna had married Thomas, because he could only remember her as a lover to Robert Pidgeon. Compare and contrast the characters of these two men. Who seems like a better fit for Anna? Do you think she would have been happier, had she married Robert instead of Thomas? What are the differences between these two men? Are there any similarities? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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