Faithful Place Test | Final Test - Hard

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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's mother say about Holly?

2. What does Frank learn about Rosie's assailant?

3. What does Frank realize they need to do in the current homicide investigation?

4. How do Nora and Frank part?

5. What do the police immediately decide about Kevin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Frank learn from Imelda about Rosie on the night of Rosie's death?

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

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

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

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

6. How do people react to Frank at Kevin's wake and what is Jackie's theory about their reactions?

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

8. Describe Frank and Holly's conversation about Holly visiting Frank's family.

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

10. What does Scorcher say about Kevin's death and how does Frank argue the point and infuriate Scorcher?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Faithful Place is? Explain your response.

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