Faithful Place Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 realize is true if Rosie was murdered?

2. To what does Olivia agree?

3. Why is there not going to be anyone to help with Frank's father?

4. What does Frank learn about Imelda and Mandy?

5. What does Carmel ask Frank?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Shay say about his job and his future plans?

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

5. What do Frank and Scorcher talk about when they go to a local pub?

6. What is the outcome of the short vignette?

7. What scene is portrayed in the Prologue?

8. What did Frank do for years after becoming a cop concerning Rosie?

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

10. Why does Frank have to take Holly back to her mom's and what is Olivia's response?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Faithful Place".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Faithful Place. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "Faithful Place". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Faithful Place is? Explain your response.

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