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. Who is Cooper?

2. Where does Imelda leave Rosie's suitcase?

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

4. What does Frank find surprising about what Holly says about his family?

5. What do the police immediately decide about Kevin?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Frank set things up to be able to follow the police investigation into Rosie and Kevin's deaths?

3. What do Jackie and Frank talk about when they meet at the park?

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

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

6. Why is Frank's mother upset at Scorcher?

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

8. What does Frank recall about what Rosie told him the night they decide to leave?

9. What information does Stephen have for Frank?

10. Why has Jackie again frantically called Frank?

Essay Topics

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. 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 3

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?

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