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Faithful Place Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Tana French
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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



2. Why doesn't anyone in the police department on the scene at the abandoned house acknowledge Frank?



3. Where is Rosie's suitcase found?



4. What is one thing found inside the suitcase?



5. What is in the hole in the basement?



Short Essay Questions

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



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



3. What do Jackie and Frank talk about when they meet at the park?



4. What does Frank ask Stephen that surprises the man?



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



6. What does Shay say about his talk with Rosie and subsequent action?



7. What secret does Shay ask Holly to promise to keep?



8. What does Frank say when he returns to Olivia's house?



9. How has Nora reacted to the news of Rosie's body being found?



10. What does Shay say about Kevin and his death?



Essay Topics

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.

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).

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?

(see the answer keys)

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