Faithful Place Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Tana French
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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 does Frank want to do in the Prologue?

2. What do the police urge Mr. Daly to do?

3. Why does Frank think Rosie may have refused to meet up with him many years ago?

4. Who is Rosie Daley?

5. What does Frank find inside the abandoned house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Shay and Holly talk about concerning Rosie?

2. What does Frank recall about what Rosie told him the night they decide to leave?

3. How do people react to Frank at Kevin's wake and what is Jackie's theory about their reactions?

4. Of what situation does Frank remind Shay, and how does Shay explain his actions?

5. What does the reader learn about Frank in the opening to Chapter 1?

6. Who does Frank visit and what does he learn?

7. How does Frank set things up to be able to follow the police investigation into Rosie and Kevin's deaths?

8. What does Frank think Scorcher is trying to do by ruling Kevin's death an accident and how does Mrs. Mackey react?

9. What does Frank think about when asked why he became a cop?

10. Describe Frank and Holly's conversation about Holly visiting Frank's family.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Holly is nine throughout "Faithful Place". Discuss the following:

1. What are some ways that Holly seems like an average nine year old? Give examples and why you say her activities are average activities for that age group.

2. What are some ways that Holly seems older than her age of 9? Give specific examples and discuss whether they seem consistent with the character of Holly as she is developed throughout the book.

3. Do you think most nine year old girls would have the kind of conversation with Shay that Holly does? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "Faithful Place"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "Faithful Place" including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "Faithful Place" and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

There are a number of interesting questions raised by "Faithful Place". Questions that French most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the French' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss French's probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of French and see if/where her life may have influenced her writing.

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