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 Mick Kennedy's nickname?

2. What is in the hole in the basement?

3. What might Rosie be having a difficult time doing in the Prologue?

4. What does Frank confess to Mick Kennedy about Rosie?

5. What does Jackie want Frank to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the outcome of the short vignette?

2. What does Holly say to her father about Dermot?

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

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

5. What scene is portrayed in the Prologue?

6. Why does Frank start searching the neighborhood?

7. Why was Frank's mother going to come down to the pub?

8. What does Frank say about his family in regard to Rosie leaving him?

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

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

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

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "Faithful Place" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "Faithful Place" is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

4. Do you think "Faithful Place" ends on a happy note?

Essay Topic 3

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "Faithful Place"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "Faithful Place" including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "Faithful Place" and your own live to support your opinion.

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