Faithful Place Test | Final 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 pain has Frank been dealing with for years?

2. What does Frank request at work?

3. What does Frank's father say when Frank gets to his father's house?

4. What does Frank do when Scorcher is leaning out of the window?

5. What does Rosie say her father said the night Rosie plans to run off with Frank?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Stephen have for Frank?

2. What does Frank say to Holly about Kevin's death?

3. What happens to Kevin?

4. What does Nora say about her feelings about Rosie?

5. What does Frank ask Stephen that surprises the man?

6. What does Frank's mother tell him about Mr. Mackey and Theresa Daly?

7. What does Frank say when he returns to Olivia's house?

8. Which one of Rosie's old friends does Frank locate and how does she react to him initially?

9. What does Stephen say about the comparison between Rosie's and Kevin's deaths?

10. How does Frank have to change his perception about 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

There are a number of interesting questions raised by "Faithful Place". Questions that French most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the French' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss French's probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of French and see if/where her life may have influenced her writing.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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