The End of the Affair Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Henry give Sarah as a "peace present"?

2. What does Smythe actually believe cured his skin condition?

3. For what reason does Bendrix discover that Sarah was given a collection of poetry in grade school?

4. Why is Waterbury surprised when Sylvia offers to escort Bendrix to Sarah's funeral?

5. What aspect of his novel, 'The Ambitious Host', does Henry say Bendrix "got all wrong"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bendrix and Sarah's memories of events from their affair are often different. Select two of the scenes that both describe and compare and contrast them. How are they different depending on the narrator? How are they the same? What does this say about a person's memory (especially of an emotionally charged situation)?

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

The inscription at the beginning of the novel is a quote by Leon Bloy which reads "Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they may have existence."

Discuss the significance of this quote in reference to the novel. How does it fit (or not fit) the novel? Why do you think Graham Greene chose this quote?

Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Sarah's journal offers unique insight into a character (Sarah) other than the narrator (Bendrix). Discuss how the author's decision to include another narrator influences the story. How is the story different because of Sarah's journal? What is the significance of the fact that Sarah did not intend for Bendrix to read her journal? How would the novel be different if Sarah told the entire story? Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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