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. Why does Henry call Bendrix one morning?

2. Why does Parkis visit the Reading Room?

3. Who does Bendrix pretend to be when he calls the Miles' home?

4. Why does Bendrix conclude that Sarah never read the collection of Thomas Hood poems he finds in her cupboard?

5. Which of the following does NOT happen to Sarah while she is out walking late at night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Flashbacks are important to the development of the novel. Select two major flashback scenes and discuss:

1) what happens in the flashback

2) how the story is influenced by the presence of this flashback

3) the significance of the flashback in the story

4) why Bendrix chooses to remember this scene.

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

Essay Topic 2

One of the themes The End of the Affair explores is the power of love. Discuss what the novel has to say about this theme. Cite several specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Sarah's character has been described as a modern day saint. Write an essay:

1) agreeing or disagreeing with this characterization

2) proving your position through details from the novel.

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

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