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 reason does Sylvia give for her knowledge of the grounds at Golders Green?

2. What arrives at Henry's home while he and Bendrix are dining with Father Crompton?

3. What about Richard Smythe does Sarah find beautiful?

4. Who does Sarah follow to the Pontefract Arms?

5. Who does Henry invite to dinner that makes Bendrix uncomfortable?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Henry and Bendrix's relationship at the end of the novel can be seen as a kind of modern marriage. 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.

Essay Topic 2

The End of the Affair is a primarily first person narrative written from the point of view of Bendrix. Discuss how this fact influences the story? What biases does Bendrix bring to the story? How would the novel be different if another character was telling the story? 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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