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 at the building where Rosie was found when Frank goes over there?

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

3. How does Frank propose making up for the lost time from the weekend?

4. Where is the other half of Rosie's note found?

5. Why does Rosie want to leave so suddenly?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why has Jackie again frantically called Frank?

5. What does Frank learn from the coroner about Rosie's death?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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