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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. Who is Dermot?
2. What does Mandy not believe about Mr. Daly?
3. What does Carmel ask Frank?
4. What does Holly call Dermot?
5. Who shows up in the pub a couple hours after Mick leaves Frank there?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who does Frank visit and what does he learn?
2. What does Holly say to her father about Dermot?
3. Who joins Frank at the pub after Scorcher leaves?
4. What scene is portrayed in the Prologue?
5. What does Carmel ask Frank and what is his answer?
6. What do the Daly's say when Frank asks if they ever heard from Rosie?
7. What does the reader learn about Frank in the opening to Chapter 1?
8. What is the outcome of the short vignette?
9. What does the Technical Bureau find in the basement at number 16?
10. What does Frank think about when asked why he became a cop?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in "Faithful Place". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of anger in "Faithful Place". Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of death in "Faithful Place". Consider the deaths of Rosie and Mike and the death of Holly's innocence.
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as "Faithful Place" help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading "Faithful Place"? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in "Faithful Place" to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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