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 ask if anyone has done concerning the suitcase?

2. To what does Frank think back as he is talking about Rosie?

3. About what does Frank talk with his siblings during the evening after Rosie's body is found?

4. What does the neighborhood try to do in the abandoned house soon after Frank left?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Frank do for years after becoming a cop concerning Rosie?

2. What does the reader learn about Frank in the opening to Chapter 1?

3. What thoughts go through Frank's mind about Rosie's suitcase?

4. Who does Frank visit and what does he learn?

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

6. What does Shay say about his job and his future plans?

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

8. Why does Frank start searching the neighborhood?

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

10. Who has left a frantic message on Frank's phone and what is the message?

Essay Topics

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

In most fiction, readers would like all the loose ends to be neatly "tied up." Discuss the following:

1. Do you think "Faithful Place" is successful as a learning tool? Why or why not.

2. What about this book would motivate you to read another of Tana French's novels? What would discourage you from doing so?

3. Were all the "loose ends" satisfactorily settled for you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

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