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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 do Frank and Kevin talk about that brings up the mention of a dog?

2. What does Frank learn about Imelda and Mandy?

3. Where is Rosie's suitcase found?

4. What is Shay planning to buy?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who has left a frantic message on Frank's phone and what is the message?

2. Who else arrives on the scene, and why do none of the cops acknowledge Frank?

3. What does Frank discuss with Kevin and what is Kevin's input?

4. What scene is portrayed in the Prologue?

5. Where does Frank convince Kevin to go with him and what do they find?

6. What does Frank ask about the suitcase when he walks in his house and what does the family say?

7. Who joins Frank at the pub after Scorcher leaves?

8. What does the Technical Bureau find in the basement at number 16?

9. What does Frank's family speculate about the suitcase, and how does Shay sum up the speculation?

10. What does Carmel ask Frank and what is his answer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of "Faithful Place", identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in "Faithful Place". (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

In most fiction, readers would like all the loose ends to be neatly "tied up." Discuss the following:

1. Do you think "Faithful Place" is successful as a learning tool? Why or why not.

2. What about this book would motivate you to read another of Tana French's novels? What would discourage you from doing so?

3. Were all the "loose ends" satisfactorily settled for you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Shay and Frank. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Shay and Da and Frank and Da. How are they similar? How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in "Faithful Place" help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

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