Faithful Place Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. 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

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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