Dragonwyck Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Anya Seton
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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 title does Mr. De Grenier hold?

2. What does Nicholas's wife always think about?

3. Where is Miranda's quiet place?

4. Who does Miranda's mother think should be sent to Dragonwyck?

5. How many tenant farmers meet in Smoky Hollow?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do de Grenier and Miranda feel about the way Nicholas handles the offerings of the tenant farmers?

2. What do Nicholas and Johanna spend their days doing?

3. How does Jeff feel about Dragonwyck when he comes to treat Johanna's cold in the winter?

4. How does Ephraim feel about Nicholas when he first arrives at the hotel?

5. How does Ephraim feel about Miranda going to Dragonwyck?

6. What does Nicholas do when he and Miranda meet alone at night after Johanna's death?

7. What happens when Miranda walks in to the doctor's office to have Katrine's finger examined?

8. How does Miranda describe Johanna when she is first introduced?

9. What does Nicholas ask Miranda to do after her first dinner at Dragonwyck?

10. What does Ephraim think after Jeff leaves the farm?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The characters in this book all have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affects the characters around them.

Essay Topic 2

Security and safety are two themes that are touched on a number of times throughout the course of this book. What are some of these instances, and how does this affect the characters in these scenes?

Essay Topic 3

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

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