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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. After Winifred's relationship with Allegra has disintegrated, how does she show up at Mildred's door?
2. Where does Helena go to live?
3. While Julian consoles Rocky, where does Mildred go?
4. What has the piece of furniture become infested with?
5. What does Mildred tell Julian when she runs into him after hearing about his engagement?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Helena tell Mildred while they have tea together during Mildred's holiday?
2. What does Mildred do when she finds herself attracted to Rocky?
3. What does Mildred find upon her return from the dinner with Everard, and why is the situation as it is?
4. What does Miss Clovis have to say about Rocky?
5. What argument does Allegra and Winifred have in regards to flowers?
6. What does Julian say to Mildred after Mildred finds out about his engagement to Allegra?
7. While having tea with Miss Clovis, what does Helena ask Mildred to do, and why does she ask her to do this?
8. What does Mildred discover while taking care of the Napiers' apartment?
9. How does the drama with Julian, Winifred, and Allegra affect Mildred afterward?
10. What does Julian announce when he arrives at Mildred's apartment?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the protagonist of the novel Excellent Women, Mildred Lathbury. What are Mildred's defining characteristics? What struggles or obstacles does she face throughout the narrative? Does Mildred grow throughout the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the conclusion of the novel Excellent Women. Were there are surprises at the end? Are you satisfied with the way in which the novel ended? Were there any unanswered questions? Did the ending of the novel flow with the rest of the novel? What is your opinion of the novel as a whole?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the title of the novel. Who are "excellent women"? What are they known for? Who are excellent women in the novel? Is this a derogatory term or a title to wear with pride?
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