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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 brought Ethan back to the farm, ending his studies at Worcester?
2. Ethan resists following his wife upstairs because __________________________________________.
3. Zeena has packed her bag in order to _________________________________.
4. Why is Zeena still awake when Ethan and Mattie arrive at home?
5. Ethan now sees the cemetery as ____________________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Ethan and Zeena as they fall asleep at night.
2. What does Ethan enjoy sharing with Mattie that he cannot share with Zeena?
3. Why did Ethan find it easier to put his arm around Mattie when they were outside together than when they are in his home?
4. What does Ethan claim about the state of his marriage in the letter to Zeena, and what does this show about Ethan's character?
5. What prevents Jotham from staying for dinner as he usually does, and why does this bother Ethan?
6. Why is Mattie upset to learn that the Fromes expect her to leave them someday?
7. How does Mrs. Hale suggest the Fromes in the graveyard are different from the Fromes up at the farm?
8. What reason does Ethan give Mattie for Zeena sending her away?
9. Why has Zeena stayed up waiting for Ethan and Mattie?
10. What, according to Ethan, is responsible for the biggest change in Mattie since she arrived in Starkfield?
Essay Topic 1
Martin Luther said that "Thoughts pay no duty." Considering the difference between Ethan Frome's thoughts and his many actions of duty performed in the novel, write an essay in which you defend, refute or qualify Luther's quote using Ethan Frome as support for your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Consider the characters of Denis Eady, Jotham Powell, and Andrew Hale. How has each of these male characters helped or harmed Ethan in his plans to find happiness with Mattie? Write an essay in which you describe each of these male characters' influence on Ethan Frome's actions in the text.
Essay Topic 3
Considering the major characters of the novel, determine any character as sympathetic, and write an essay in which you defend your choice using specific examples from the text. Then, do the same with an unsympathetic character.
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