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. With whom did Frank's father sometimes sleep?

2. Why does Holly start crying when Frank goes over to Olivia's house?

3. Who is at the building where Rosie was found when Frank goes over there?

4. Who texts Frank about meeting with him?

5. What does Frank say Holly was wrong to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Frank have to change his perception about Rosie?

4. What happens to Kevin?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "Faithful Place" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "Faithful Place" is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

4. Do you think "Faithful Place" ends on a happy note?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in "Faithful Place". Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think French chooses the symbols she does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think French chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss French's use (or lack ) of literary device ( such as allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns) and how they add or detract from the story. Does French use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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