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 prevents Bendrix from having sex with the prostitute he brings home one evening?

2. What about the Catholic church does Henry find "materialistic"?

3. What does Bendrix set as his new writing goal for each day?

4. Why does Sarah want to stay in the church after Bendrix leaves?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Marriage plays an interesting role in this novel. Write an essay:

1) describing the ways marriage is portrayed in the novel

2) examining the significance of marriage in the plot and character development

3) arguing what you believe the author is trying to say about marriage through the novel.

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

(see the answer keys)

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