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 does Frank realize is true if Rosie was murdered?

2. What does Frank learn about Imelda and Mandy?

3. What does Frank tell Mick?

4. Where is Rosie's suitcase found?

5. What does Carmel ask Frank?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What scene is portrayed in the Prologue?

3. What happens to Kevin?

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

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

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

7. What does Scorcher say about Kevin's death and how does Frank argue the point and infuriate Scorcher?

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

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

10. What is the outcome of the short vignette?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Faithful Place: A Novel like most mystery novels involves the act of murder. Discuss the following:

1. What is murder? Is the act of murder always clearly murder?

2. Do you think the death of Rosie is tragic? Why or why not. What about Kevin?

3. Is murder ever justified? Why or why not.

4. Do you think Shay should suffer capital punishment for the murder of Rosie? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "Faithful Place" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if "Faithful Place" is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for for a literary audience? Why or why not? Would most adults consider "Faithful Place" a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an important part of what makes "Faithful Place" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Frank. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Shay. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Kevin. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

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