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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. Which two people's deaths do Frank and Stephen compare?
2. What does Rosie say her father said the night Rosie plans to run off with Frank?
3. What does Frank find surprising about what Holly says about his family?
4. Who is Stephen Moran?
5. About whom does Olivia ask Frank?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Frank's mother upset at Scorcher?
2. What does Frank say to Holly about Kevin's death?
3. Why has Jackie again frantically called Frank?
4. How does Frank have to change his perception about Rosie?
5. What does Nora say about her feelings about Rosie?
6. What does Scorcher say about Kevin's death and how does Frank argue the point and infuriate Scorcher?
7. How does Frank set things up to be able to follow the police investigation into Rosie and Kevin's deaths?
8. What does Frank learn from Imelda about Rosie on the night of Rosie's death?
9. What do Jackie and Frank talk about when they meet at the park?
10. What does Frank say when he returns to Olivia's house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Holly is nine throughout "Faithful Place". Discuss the following:
1. What are some ways that Holly seems like an average nine year old? Give examples and why you say her activities are average activities for that age group.
2. What are some ways that Holly seems older than her age of 9? Give specific examples and discuss whether they seem consistent with the character of Holly as she is developed throughout the book.
3. Do you think most nine year old girls would have the kind of conversation with Shay that Holly does? Why or why not.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation of how Frank wants to keep his distance from his family and yet his daughter Holly loves spending time with Frank's family. Discuss two other ironic situations in "Faithful Place".
2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from "Faithful Place". What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?
3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in "Faithful Place" and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible techniques: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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