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 is one theory Frank has about Rosie?

2. Where is Rosie's suitcase found?

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

4. What does Jackie believe about Rosie?

5. How often does Frank see Holly?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What do the Daly's say when Frank asks if they ever heard from Rosie?

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

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

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

8. What scene is portrayed in the Prologue?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in "Faithful Place". Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think French chooses the symbols she does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think French chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss French's use (or lack ) of literary device ( such as allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns) and how they add or detract from the story. Does French use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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

Discuss one of the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation of how Frank wants to keep his distance from his family and yet his daughter Holly loves spending time with Frank's family. Discuss two other ironic situations in "Faithful Place".

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from "Faithful Place". What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?

3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in "Faithful Place" and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible techniques: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

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